Sodium Sulfide

CAS#: 1313-82-2

Synonyms: sodium sulfide, anhydrous; sodium monosulfide; sodium sulfide with < 30% water of crystallization; sodium sulphide

Uses: Organic chemicals, dyes (sulfur), intermediates, viscose rayon (sulfur removal), leather ( depilatory),  paper pulp, hydrometallurgy of gold ores,  sulfiding oxidized lead and copper ores preparatory to flotation, sheep dips, photographic reagent, engraving and lithography, analytical reagent.

Hazard: Caustic action on skin and eyes.  If ingested may liberate hydrogen sulfide in stomach.  Strong Reducing Agent; Water-Reactive; Spontaneously Combustible