Mercapto mix

Agent Name
Mercapto mix
Major Category
Plastics & Rubber
2,2'-Benzothiazyl disulfide; Altax; Dibenzothiazyl disulfide; MBTS; Naugex MBT; Thiofide; Vulkacit DM; 4-Morpholinyl-2-benzothiazyl disulfide; MOR; morpholinylmercaptobenzothiazole; N-Cyclohexyl-2-benzothiazole sulfenamide; CBTS; CBS; Cyclohexylbenzothiazyl sulphenamide; Durax; Santocure; [Marks, p. 99]
Rubber Additives
The thiazoles are the most commonly used rubber accelerators. They are present in both natural and synthetic latex products. They are also used in non-rubber products including veterinarian and pet products, cutting oils, antifreezes, disinfectants, adhesives, cements, greases, and photographic emulsions. [Marks, p. 98-9]
N-Cyclohexyl -2-benzothiazyl-sulfenamide (CBS) CAS #95-33-0\
2,2`-Dibenzothiazyl disulfide (MBTS) CAS #120-78-5\
4-Morpholinyl-2-benzothiazole disulfide (MMBT) CAS # 95-32-9\
If patients have foot dermatitis and are mercapto mix sensitive, then it is probably from the shoes; If patients have hand dermatitis and are positive for mercapto mix, then they should avoid latex gloves or acquire thiazole-free gloves; [Marks,p.98-9] See "CBS,"MBTS," and "MMBT."
Biomedical References

Adverse Effects

Skin Sensitizer

Diseases, Processes, and Activities Linked to This Agent


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