dithiocarbamic acid

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Definition of dithiocarbamic acid

: an unstable acid NH2CSSH known best in the form of salts and disubstituted organic derivatives (as salts of the dimethyl derivative) that are made from carbon disulfide (as by reaction with ammonia or amines) and that in many cases are used as fungicides or accelerators of vulcanization

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History and Etymology for dithiocarbamic acid

International Scientific Vocabulary dithi- + carbamic

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“Dithiocarbamic acid.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dithiocarbamic%20acid. Accessed 22 November 2019.

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