Title: Dixanthogen
CAS Registry Number: 502-55-6
CAS Name: Thioperoxydicarbonic acid diethyl ester
Additional Names: dithiobis[thioformic acid] O,O-diethyl ester; O,O-diethyl dithiobis[thioformate]; bisethylxanthogen; diethyl xanthogenate; ethylxanthic disulfide; preparation K; EXD
Trademarks: Auligen; Aulinogen (Boehringer, Ing.); Bexide; Herbisan (Roberts Chemicals); Lenisarin
Molecular Formula: C6H10O2S4
Molecular Weight: 242.40
Percent Composition: C 29.73%, H 4.16%, O 13.20%, S 52.91%
Literature References: Prepn: Losse, Wottgen, J. Prakt. Chem. 13, 260 (1961). Metabolic studies: Gutenmann, Lisk, J. Agric. Food Chem. 19, 200 (1971). Toxicity: G. W. Bailey, J. L. White, Residue Rev. 10, 97 (1965).
Properties: Yellow needles, mp 28-32°. Onion-like odor. Soly in alcohol: 2 g/100 ml. Freely sol in benzene, ether, petr ether, oils. Almost insol in water. LD50 orally in rats: 480 mg/kg (Bailey, White).
Melting point: mp 28-32°
Toxicity data: LD50 orally in rats: 480 mg/kg (Bailey, White)
Use: Insecticide formulations; herbicide.
Therap-Cat: Ectoparasiticide.
Keywords: Ectoparasiticide.
Dixyrazine Djenkolic Acid D-Lactic Acid DL-Fructose DL-Lactic Acid

CAS number 502-55-6 N
PubChem 10404
ChemSpider 9975 YesY
KEGG D07366 YesY
ATC code P03AA01
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Molecular formula C6H10O2S4
Molar mass 242.4024 g·mol–1
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Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Dixanthogen is an ectoparasiticide.

Flotation: Pyrrhotite is known for flotation via the dixanthogen route, whereas pentlandite forms the metal xanthate.[clarification needed]