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Beware: stench. Pure carbon disulfide does not have a particularly unpleasant smell however the impurities which contaminate most forms of the comercially available reagant are responsible for the bad odour. When working with carbon disulfide there are three very important things to remember:
Obviously, you need to read the materials safety data sheet before you work with this compound. Also consult experienced chemists within your group before you use it.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number 1246120