mercaptobenzothiazole

noun

mer·​cap·​to·​benzothiazole
: 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

Word History

Etymology

mercapt- + benz- + thiazole

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“Mercaptobenzothiazole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mercaptobenzothiazole. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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