hydrogen disulfide

hydrogen disulfide

[′hī·drə·jən dī′səl‚fīd]
(inorganic chemistry)
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"One good, deep lung-full of hydrogen disulfide causes almost immediate loss of consciousness and cessation of heart and brain activity within minutes." However, the fumes will linger in an enclosed space, endangering emergency personnel who move into a scene without following proper hazardous material protocol.
While there is no antidote for hydrogen disulfide poisoning, cyanide poisoning can be treated with hydroxocobalamin.
Gordon, a chemist at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and his colleagues recently achieved "coherent phase control" of hydrogen disulfide molecules by firing ultraviolet lasers of different wavelengths at them.