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CAS No. 10102-24-6 is a colorless gas under normal conditions, known as sulfur dioxide. It has a strong unpleasant odor and is widely used in industry for producing sulfuric acid, bleaching pulp for paper manufacturing, preserving foods and drinks, and for other applications. In the petrochemical industry, it is used to remove hydrogen sulfide and carbon dioxide from natural gas.
Sulfur dioxide is a hazardous gas and poses potential health risks if inhaled in high concentrations. At high levels, it can irritate the respiratory system and cause breathing difficulty. When inhaled in small doses, it can cause an asthma attack and bronchitis. It has a high level of toxicity and can be lethal in very large concentrations.
Sulfur dioxide is a powerful oxidizer and is an effective disinfectant. It is used in the food and beverage industry to prevent mold and bacterial growth. It is added to beer and wine to help prevent spoilage and flavor tainting. It is also used for bleaching flour and fruit juices, and for treating water supplies.
Sulfur dioxide is also a key component in sulfuric acid production, which is used in various manufacturing processes. This includes in the manufacture of detergents, dyes, pigments, plastics, explosives, solvents and pharmaceuticals.
For environmental applications, sulfur dioxide is a potent greenhouse gas and contributes to acid rain. It also plays a role in forming aerosols and other particles in the atmosphere, which can affect air quality, visibility and cloud formation. It can also react with other atmospheric gases to form sulfuric acid, which can be transported by wind and deposited in regions far away from the source.