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The main application of cadmium sulfide is as a pigment. Cadmium sulfide is also used in the production of solar cells. Used as light dependent resistors/photo resistors for light sensors. Used in MOCVD, sputtering and electrochemical deposition. In screen printing, it is used as a slurry containing dispersed cadmium sulfide. It is also used in dandruff shampoos.
Gong, K. Vertically-aligned sandwich nanowires enhance the photoelectrochemical reduction of hydrogen peroxide: Hierarchical formation on carbon nanotubes of cadmium sulfide quantum dots and Prussian blue nanocoatings. J. Colloid Interface Sci. 2015, 449, 80-86.
Zhang, J.; Zhu, Z.; Tang, Y.; Müllen, K.; Feng, X. Titania Nanosheet-Mediated Construction of a Two-Dimensional Titania/Cadmium Sulfide Heterostructure for High Hydrogen Evolution Activity. Adv. Mater. 2014, 26 (5), 734-738.
Hazard Statements: H302-H341-H350-H361fd-H372
Harmful if swallowed. Suspected of causing genetic defects. May cause cancer. Suspected of damaging fertility. Suspected of damaging the unborn child. Causes damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure.
Precautionary Statements: P201-P202-P260-P264b-P270-P281-P301+P312-P308+P313-P330-P501c
Obtain special instructions before use. Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and understood. Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product. Use personal protective equipment as required. IF SWALLOWED: Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. IF exposed or concerned: Get medical advice/attention. Rinse mouth. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant