mercaptobenzothiazole

noun
mer·cap·to·benzothiazole

Definition of mercaptobenzothiazole 

: a crystalline heterocyclic compound C7H4NS(SH) made by heating aniline, sulfur, and carbon disulfide and used chiefly as an accelerator for the vulcanization of rubber

called also 2-mercaptobenzothiazole

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History and Etymology for mercaptobenzothiazole

mercapt- + benz- + thiazole

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