Thanks for the info on the disulfide.
Toady apologizes for not just going to look it up himself, his only excuse, was that the computer he was using was not his own, since his keyboard is currently buggered, and in need of a replacement, he had to post the question right as the person who's computer was beeing used wanted it back, so Toady had only just the time to quickly post his query as to the BP of the disulfide and thiol while logging out of the places he had open; so not begging for spoonfeeding, just a matter of practicality and having to post as quick and concisely as possible.
Of course, the alkyl disulfides aren't going to smell too pretty, although nothing like as foul as mercaptans. Toady has (unfortunately) had a previous experience with the smell of thiols, in just about the worst possible manner, having, a few years previous, a bit of a problem with GABAergic sedative abuse. Chlormethiazole being the drug of choice...and the steep dose-response curve aside (its much more similar in action to a barbiturate than a benzo, both subjectively and in terms of dose-response curve. It can be really euphoric in sufficient doses, but also pretty dangerous in overdose)
It appears, that in sufficient quantities one metabolic pathway involves producing some sort of mercaptan type metabolite, leading to Tsathoggua sweating, salivating, urinating, shitting, lachrymating the stuff, Hades, even his nasal mucosa were releasing said hideous stench in-situ.
No amount of showering, or shower gel could even come close to removing that stench, while it was beeing produced in-vivo
Lol, people even crossed the street to avoid him while he was walking down the road.
No experience working with the purified compounds, although he has confidence in his ability. What he is wondering about more, is the disulfides, which will be produced as a byproduct.
Can anybody think of anything that could be done with diisopropyl disulfide? as it is, its just a byproduct, but Toady always likes to save potentially useful byproducts, in the hopes that they can bee turned to some use.
And how potent is the stink of these lower aliphatic alkyl (di)sulfides? not something toady has ever worked with before.