tetramethylthiuram disulfide

noun

: a crystalline irritating compound [(CH3)2NCS]2S2 made by oxidation of a salt of dimethyl-dithiocarbamic acid and used chiefly as an accelerator of rubber vulcanization and as a fungicide and seed disinfectant; bis-(dimethyl-thiocarbamoyl) disulfide
abbreviation TMTD

called also thiram

Word History

Etymology

tetramethyl + thiuram

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“Tetramethylthiuram disulfide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tetramethylthiuram%20disulfide. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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