Metat GT; Metatin GT; 5-Chloro-2-methyl-3(2H)-isothiazolone; 5-Chloro-2-methyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one; 5-Chloro-2-methylisothiazol-3-one; Acticide; Algucid CH50; Amerstat 250; Euxyl K 100; Fennosan IT 21; GR 856 Izolin; Grotan K; Grotan TK2; Isothiazolone, 5-chloro-2-methyl-; Kathon DP; Kathon LX; Kathon UT; Kathon WT; MCI/MI; Mergal K7; Methylchloroisothiazolinone/Methylisothiazolinone; Mitco CC 32 L; P3 Multan D; Paretol; Parmetol DF 35, -DF 12, -A23, -K50, -K40, -DF 18; Piror P109; Special Mx 323; [ChemFinder] 4-Isothiazolin-3-one, 5-chloro-2-methyl-; 5-Chloro-2-methyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one; Methylchloroisothiazolinone; 3(2H)-Isothiazolone, 5-chloro-2-methyl-; Kathon CG 5243; [ChemIDplus]
Kathon preparations are used as preservatives in cosmetics and in many industrial applications: metalworking fluids, latex paints, adhesives, glues, developing solutions, and slime control agents in paper mills. [Marks, p. 102-4] Used as a preservative in leather processing; [PMID 21938525
] Exposed workers include house painters, printers, housekeepers, and machinists.
A skin sensitizer; [PMID 21938525
] Danger of skin sensitization; [MAK] See "ISOTHIAZOLINONES."
0.2 mg/m3, inhalable fraction
MAK value is for 3:1 mixture of 26172-55-4 and 2682-20-4;
Occupational diseases associated with exposure to this agent:
Industrial Processes with risk of exposure: