Pale yellow needles with a disagreeable odor. Mercaptobenzothiazole has been used as a Fungicide in paper (Roberts and Etherington 1982). It is used industrially as a corrosion inhibitor in cutting oils and a Vulcanization accelerator for rubber.
Synonyms and Related Terms
mercapto-benzothiazole; MBT; 2-mercaptobenzothiazole; 2(3H)-benzothiazolethione; 2-benzothiazolethiol; Captax; Dermacid; Mertax; Thiotax; Vulkacit Mercapto; benzothiazole-2-thione
Hazards and Safety
Toxic by ingestion and inhalation. Contact causes irritation
Combustibe relasing toxic fumes (sulfur and nitrogen oxides).
Soluble in ethanol; ether; acetone, benzene, glacial acetic acid and dilute alkalis. Slightly soluble in carbon tetrachloride and naphtha. Insoluble in water.
|Molecular Weight||mol. wt. = 167.3|
Resources and Citations
- Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
- Matt Roberts, Don Etherington, Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: a Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington DC, 1982