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Hexasulfur

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Related compounds  Octasulfur
Hexasulfur
Appearance  Vivid, orange, opaque crystals

Hexasulfur (systematically named hexathiane, and cyclo-hexasulfur) is an inorganic chemical with the chemical formula S
6
, consisting of a ring of six sulfur atoms. It is thus a simple cyclosulfane, and an allotrope of sulfur. It is also the final member of the thiane heterocyclic series, where every carbon is substituted with a sulfur atom.

Nomenclature

The name hexasulfur, is the most commonly used and preferred IUPAC name, and is constructed according to the compositional nomenclature. The systematic name hexathiane, a valid IUPAC name, is constructed according to the substitutive nomenclature. Another valid IUPAC systematic name cyclo-hexasulfur, is constructed according to the additive nomenclature.

References

Hexasulfur Wikipedia


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