ChEBI: 1,3-Benzothiazole substituted at the 2-position with a sulfanyl group.
Pale yellow to tan crystalline powder with a disagreeable odor.
Air & Water Reactions
Insoluble in water.
2-Mercaptobenzothiazole is incompatible with strong oxidizing agents. Also incompatible with acids and acid fumes .
2-Mercaptobenzothiazole is combustible.
MBT is a rubber chemical, accelerant of vulcanization, and contained in “mercapto-mix.” The most frequent
occupational categories are the metal industry, homemakers, health services and laboratories, the building
industry, and shoemakers. It is also used as a corrosion inhibitor in cutting fluids or in releasing fluids in thepottery industry
Crystallise it repeatedly from 95% EtOH, or purify it by incomplete precipitation by dilute H2SO4 from a basic solution, followed by several crystallisations from acetone/H2O or *benzene. It complexes with Ag, Au, Bi, Cd, Hg, Ir, Pt, and Tl. [Beilstein 27 II 233, 27 III/IV 2709.]
2-Mercaptobenzothiazole Preparation Products And Raw materials