tetramethylthiuram disulfide

noun

Definition of tetramethylthiuram disulfide 

: 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

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tetramethyl + thiuram

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