SEX is the official abbreviation of the molecule Sodium Ethyl Xanthate.
To promote spring feelings, 3Dchem has chosen SEX to be the molecule of the month March 2007: you can play around with different positions using their nice java applet.
According to the NICNAS fact-sheet, everything that contains more than 20% SEX is hazardous:
"Under normal conditions (20°C), there is enough moisture in the air to cause SEX to form carbon disulphide, a highly flammable, toxic gas that is readily absorbed through the skin. [...] It is poisonous but there is a lack of information about its health effects.
SEX is readily absorbed by the skin and is a skin and eye irritant [...].
Signs of high exposure are dizziness, tremors, difficulty breathing, blurred vision [...]. It causes severe skin, eye and respiratory irritation."
So, be careful...
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