Agent Name

2,4-Dithiobiuret

CAS Number

541-53-7

Formula

C2-H5-N3-S2

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

Allophanimidic acid, dithio-; Biuret, 2,4-dithio-; Biuret, dithio-; Dithioallophanimidic acid; Dithiobiuret; Imidodicarbonimidothioic diamide; Imidodicarbonodithioic diamide; Thioimidodicarbonic diamide; Urea, 2-thio-1-(thiocarbamoyl)-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Thiourea Compounds

Description

Colorless solid; [HSDB] Crystalline solid; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a plasticizer, rubber accelerator, and resin intermediate; Also used to make insecticides and rodenticides and to delay wilting of flowers; [Merck Index]

Comments

Causes respiratory paralysis in animal experiments; [Merck Index] No reported cases of human poisoning; Respiratory depression, excessive lacrimation, muscular weakness, flaccid paralysis, peripheral axonopathy, and hypothyroidism have been observed in experimental animals; [HSDB] Causes flaccid paralysis, cyanosis, and hyperglycemia in subcutaneous lethal-dose studies of rats; [RTECS] An irritant; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

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