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Sulfur Chloride - SCl2


Sulfur chloride is produced at AkzoNobel’s LeMoyne facility, just north of Mobile, Alabama, USA. Both sulfur monochloride (S2Cl2) and sulfur dichloride (SCl2) are produced to customer specifications.


Major applications

Sulfur chlorides are versatile reagents for the introduction of sulfur or chlorine in the synthesis of organic and other industrial products. They are used in the preparation of additives for extreme pressure lubricants from phenols and in vulcanizing agents for natural and synthetic rubbers. They also play a role in the synthesis of insecticides, pharmaceuticals, and dyes. Synthesis of sulfur chlorides is by the controlled reaction of chlorine gas with elemental sulfur.

The largest application for sulfur chlorides is in the production of gear oil additives. Sulfur chlorides give gear oils the ability to handle the more difficult environments required to improve fuel economy in today’s vehicles.


Handling/Responsible Care
Sulfur chlorides are highly hazardous – they can have free chlorine associated with them, and become highly corrosive if they come in contact with water. We ship this product in railcars and custom ISO containers. These containers are dedicated to sulfur chlorides service and have been engineered specifically for this application. We offer customized technical service to our customers to help insure the product is stored and handled in a safe and environmentally friendly manner.