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  sulfur. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Sulfur was known to the ancients; it is the brimstone of the Bible.
Sulfur is a chemically active element and forms many compounds, both by itself (sulfides) and in combination with other elements.
Elemental sulfur is used in fl gunpowder, matches, and fireworks; in the vulcanization of rubber; as a fungicide, insecticide, and fumigant; in the manufacture of phosphate fertilizers; and in the treatment of certain skin diseases.
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 It's Elemental - The Element Sulfur
The majority of the sulfur produced today is obtained from underground deposits, usually found in conjunction with salt deposits, with a process known as the Frasch process.
Smaller amounts of sulfur are used to vulcanize natural rubbers, as an insecticide (the Greek poet Homer mentioned "pest-averting sulphur" nearly 2,800 years ago!), in the manufacture of gunpowder and as a dying agent.
Sulfur dioxide (SO), formed by burning sulfur in air, is used as a bleaching agent, solvent, disinfectant and as a refrigerant.
education.jlab.org /itselemental/ele016.html   (315 words)

  
 NATIVE SULFUR (S)
Sulfur, which is given a bad reputation because of its odor, can make a very beautiful mineral specimen, and fine quality examples are much sought after.
S form from just moisture in the air, it is a powerful odor producer and is the dominating contributor to the odor of rotten eggs.
Rest assured, though, that most specimens of sulfur, when kept dry, do not emit a strong odor and this is not difficult for collectors of fine sulfur specimens to ensure.
mineral.galleries.com /minerals/elements/sulfur/sulfur.htm   (291 words)

  
 Sulfur Signature Changes Thoughts On Atmospheric Oxygen
The reaction thought to occur before 2.4 billion years ago is that sulfur dioxide produced by volcanos is separated into native sulfur and sulfuric acids by ultra violet light.
Martian Meteorites Reveal Clues To Processes In Planet's Atmosphere (Mar. 3, 2000) —; Detailed measurements of sulfur isotopes in five Martian meteorites have enabled researchers at the University of California, San Diego to determine that the abundant sulfur on the surface of Mars is...
Sulfur Signature Found In Diamonds Reveals New Facts About Processes That Shaped Early Earth (Dec. 24, 2002) — A University of Maryland-led team of scientists has discovered that diamonds can be natural time capsules, preserving information about the cycling of sulfur between Earth's crust, atmosphere,...
www.sciencedaily.com /releases/2006/08/060823185200.htm   (1229 words)

  
 SPACE.com -- Mars Stinks: Sulfur Deposits May Make Red Planet Putrid
The chemical form of this sulfur appears to be in magnesium, iron or other sulfate salts.
Sulfur, acids, magnesium, iron -- all put together under the carbon dioxide-rich skies of Mars -- could just reek.
Out of that comes hydrogen sulphide as a byproduct in some reactionsand you start to stink," said Jim Garvin, NASA Lead Scientist for Mars and Lunar Exploration in Washington, D.C. Garvin said on his field excursions here on Earth to volcanic areas, the sulfurous stench to him is a kind of cleansing smell.
www.space.com /scienceastronomy/mars_stinks_040308.html   (561 words)

  
 Sulfur Soap - 10 % Sulphur - SulphurSoap.com
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 sulfur - Products for sulfur - Manufacturers, Exporters, Suppliers, Traders, Companies, Factories
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 Chemical Elements.com - Sulfur (S)
Name Origin: From the Latin word sulfur (brimstone)
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