Zinc 2-mercaptobenzothiazole

  • Bantex
  • 2-Benzothiazolethiol zinc salt
  • Zinc mercaptobenzothiazole salt
  • Bis(2-benzothiazolylthio)zinc
  • Zinc benzothiazol-2-ylthiolate
Formula
(C7H5NS2)2.Zn
Structure
Description
Light yellow powder
Uses
Rubber accelerator and fungicide.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
155-04-4
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
205-840-3
RTECS
DL7000000
RTECS class
Tumorigen
Beilstein/Gmelin
3741052
Beilstein Reference
4-27-00-02709
EPA OPP
51705
Swiss Giftliste 1
G-9216
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C14H8N2S4Zn
Formula mass
397.85
Melting point, °C
> 240

Hazards and Protection.
Decomposition
Emits toxic fumes of /sulfur oxides, nitrogen oxides and zinc

Fire.
Combustion products
Emits toxic fumes of /sulfur oxides, nitrogen oxides and zinc when heated to decomposition.

Health.
Poison_Class
4
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
May be irritating when ingested.
   Inhalation
Reported to be very irritating. Toxicity appears low, and humans have little chance of becoming exposed parenterally.
   Skin
Reported to be very irritating. Exposures to significant amounts are rare Mercaptobenzothiazole (MBT) is usually encountered in rubber products and causes some dermatitis.
   Eyes
Reported to be very irritating.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
ACTIVATED CHARCOAL: Administer charcoal as a slurry (240 mL water/30 g charcoal). Usual dose: 25 to 100 g in adults/adolescents, 25 to 50 g in children (1 to 12 years), and 1 g/kg in infants less than 1 year old.
   Skin
Remove contaminated clothing and wash exposed area thoroughly with soap and water. A physician may need to examine the area if irritation or pain persists.

Transport.