Carbonyl sulfide


Carbonyl sulfide is the chemical compound with the linear formula OCS. Normally written as COS as a chemical formula that does not imply its structure, it is a colourless flammable gas with an unpleasant odor. It is a linear molecule consisting of a carbonyl group double bonded to a sulfur atom. Carbonyl sulfide can be considered to be intermediate between carbon dioxide and carbon disulfide, both of which are valence isoelectronic with it. Carbonyl sulfide decomposes in the presence of humidity and bases to carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulfide.This compound is found to catalyze the formation of peptides from amino acids. Wikipedia

Substance Data

Source: TOXNET (HSDB, 23.08.2019)

CAS-Number

463-58-1

Flash Point

n/a

Boiling Point

n/a

Emergency Response Guide No. 119

Data from the Hazardous Materials Table

Source: 49 CFR §172 (2018/07)

(3) Hazard Class

2.3
Poisonous gas

(4) Identification number Help

UN 2204

(5) Packing Group Help

n/a

(6) Labels Help

Poisonous gas (2.3) Flammable gases (2.1)

(7) Special Provisions (§172.102) Help

×Note:
Special provisions may be very complex. The extracts are taken from 49 CFR §172.102. Please be careful with the information, as necessary, additional conditions may be applied that are not written here. Please check the original source and report bugs.
3
B14

(8) Packing Authorizations (§173.***) Help

(8A) ExceptionsNone
(8B) Non-bulk304see 49 CFR §173.304
(8C) Bulk314, 315see 49 CFR §173.314, 315

(9) Quantity Limits Help

(9A) Passenger aircraft/railForbidden
(9B) Cargo aircraft onlyForbidden

(10) Vessel stowage Help

(10A) Location
(10B) Other

Segregation Chart for Load, Transport, Storage

In this table a statement is contained for each hazard class whether the loading, transport or storage with other hazard classes is allowed, is not permitted or is restricted. The table is based on U.S.-Code 49 CFR §177.848.

There are no restrictions with hazardous materials, as pointed out in the instructions for using the Segregation Table (see 49 CFR §177.848(e)). But please, refer to following requirements in 49 CFR §177 Subpart B (Loading and Unloading):
  • §177.834 - General requirements
  • §177.835 - Class 1 materials
  • §177.837 - Class 3 materials
  • §177.838 - Class 4 (flammable solid) materials, Class 5 (oxidizing) materials, and Division 4.2 (pyroforic liquid) materials.
  • §177.839 - Class 8 (corrosive) materials
  • §177.840 - Class 2 (gases) materials
  • §177.841 - Division 6.1 and Division 2.3 materials
  • §177.842 - Class 7 (radioactive) material
  • §177.843 - Contamination of vehicles.