Agent Name

2-(tert-Butylaminothio)benzothiazole

CAS Number

95-31-8

Formula

C11-H14-N2-S2

Major Category

Plastics & Rubber

Synonyms

2-Benzothiazolesulfenamide, N-(1,1-dimethylethyl)-; 2-Benzothiazolesulfenamide, N-tert-butyl-; Accel BNS; Benzothiazolyl-2-tert-butylsulfenamide; N-(1,1-Dimethylethyl)benzothiazolesulfenamide; N-t-Butyl-2-benzothiazolesulfenamide; N-t-Butylbenzothiazylsulfenamide; N-tert-Butyl-2-benzothiazolesulfenamide; N-tert-Butyl-2-benzothiazolyl sulfenamide; N-tert-Butyl-2-benzothiazylsulfenamide; Nocceler NS; Pennac Tbbs; Santocure NS; Santocure NS vulcanization accelerator; Vanax NS; Vulkacit NZ; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Rubber Additives

Description

Light beige solid; Sometimes blue; [HSDB] Light buff to tan powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as an accelerator for natural and synthetic isoprene rubbers and butadiene rubbers; [HSDB]

Comments

High dose oral studies with rats showed effects on the liver, kidneys, and erythrocytes (hemolysis); The LOAEL for anemia was 40 mg/kg/day by gavage; Mild irritation to skin and eyes was observed in rabbit studies; A product of hydrolysis, mercaptobenzothiazole, is a potent skin sensitizer; [eChemPortal: SIDSUNEP] A mild irritant; May cause skin sensitization; [MSDSonline] See "Mercaptobenzothiazole."

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Anemia

Anemia, Hemolytic

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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