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Boron sulfide is the chemical compound with the formula B2S3. This polymeric material that has been of interest as a component of “high-tech” glasses and as a reagent for preparing organosulfur compounds. Like the sulfides of silicon and phosphorus, B2S3 reacts with water, including atmospheric moisture to release H2S. Thus, samples must be handled under anhydrous conditions.
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Like the boron oxides, B2S3 readily forms glasses when blended with other sulfides such as P4S10. Such glasses absorb lower frequencies of Infra-red energy relative to conventional borosilicate glasses.
B2S3 converts ketones into the corresponding thiones. An idealized equation for such a transformation is:
In practice, B2S3 would be used in excess.
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