Sulfur, Elemental

CAS RN:7704-34-9

Major Uses

For sulfur (USEPA/OPP Pesticide Code: 077501) ACTIVE products with label matches. /SRP: Registered for use in the U.S. but approved pesticide uses may change periodically and so federal, state and local authorities must be consulted for currently approved uses./
Fungicide, insecticide
In manufacturing sulfuric acid, carbon disulfide, sulfites, plastics, enamels, metal-glass cements; in making gunpowder, matches; for bleaching wood pulp, straw, wool, silk, felt, linen.
In making phosphatic fertilizers; fumigant; bleaching of dried fruits; element is good electrical insulator
Various forms of elemental sulfur have had wide use as fungicides and insecticides
Diseases: apple scab, brown rot, leaf spot, rust, and powdery mildew on apples, grapes, ornamentals, peaches, pecans, peanuts, roses. Insects: fleahoppers, mites on alfalfa, almonds, apricots, artichokes, bananas, barley, beans, beets, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, citrus, corn, cotton, dates, eggplant, mangoes, melons, mustard greens, oats, onions, peppers, plums, potatoes, prunes, strawberries, sugar beets, tomatoes, wheat
Sulfuric acid manufacture, pulp and paper manufacture, carbon disulfide, rubber vulcanization, detergents, petroleum refining, dyes and chemicals, drugs and pharmaceuticals, explosives, rodent repellants, soil conditioner, coating for controlled-release fertilizers, nucleating reagent for photographic film, cement sealant, binder and asphalt extender in road paving (up to 40%), base material for low-temperature mortars.
Used in cosmetics, such as acne ointments and lotions, and in antidandruff shampoos; as an antidote for acute radioactive exposure
Chem intermed for sulfur dioxide, phosphorus pentasulfide
Sulfur is used in the production of hydrogen sulfide.
Its sulfur addn to urea or non protein nitrogen feed additives given cattle improves feed efficiency & daily gains. ... Often incorporated in alterative tonics for horses, primarily as mild laxative ... Wool growth & quality (non-shrink) may be improved by its dietary addn. Daily use in ration of feedlot lambs decr incidence of coccidiosis & lowers both incidence & mortality rate from enterotoxemia. ... Excellent coccidiostat in poultry ... Sulfur aids in formation of wound keratin ...
For relief of itching and scalp flaking associated with dandruff, 2-5% sulfur alone or, most often, in combination with salicylic acid, usually is used as a lotion shampoo.
According to a recent US Patent, daily ingestion of 2 g sulfur is said to be effective as insect repellant in heavily infested tropical areas.
/A major percentage/ of the sulfur consumed in the world is either converted to sulfuric acid or produced directly as such. Worldwide, well over half of the sulfuric acid is used in the manufacture of phosphatic fertilizers and ammonium sulfate for fertilizers.
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