Agent Name

Pyrithione

CAS Number

1121-30-8

Formula

C5-H5-N-O-S

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

1-Hydroxy-2-(1H)-pyridinethione; 1-Hydroxy-2-pyridinethione; Omadine; Pyrithione; SQ 2113; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Biocides/Disinfectants

Sources/Uses

The sodium salt of pyrithione is used as a biocide in metalworking fluids; also used in ink, synthetic fiber lubricants, and dandruff shampoo; [Kanerva, p. 1832] Used as a biocide in the aircraft industry; [Kanerva, p. 1259] Used as an anti-fungal agent and disinfectant; [ChemIDplus]

Comments

Allergic contact dermatitis reported in a metallurgic worker; [Kanerva, p. 1832]

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

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