2-Mercaptobenzothiazole (MBT) is a heterocyclic compound with the chemical formula C7H5NS2. It contains a thiazole ring and a thiol group, which makes it a powerful rubber accelerator in the vulcanization process. MBT reacts with sulfur to form a complex that crosslinks the polymer chains, resulting in increased tensile strength and elasticity of the rubber product. MBT is also used as a corrosion inhibitor, biocide, and in the synthesis of dyes and other organic compounds.
2-Mercaptobenzothiazole can be used in the oil and gas industry as a corrosion inhibitor to protect metal equipment from corrosion and extend their lifespan. MBT works by forming a protective layer on metal surfaces, preventing the reaction between metal and corrosive substances. It can also be used in geothermal energy production to prevent scaling and corrosion of geothermal pipes and equipment.
CAS No.: 149-30-4