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Mercapto mix is used to screen for contact allergy to N-Cyclohexylbenzothiazyl sulfenamide, Dibenzothiazyl
disulfide, and Morpholinylmercaptobenzothiazole which are used as rubber accelerators. The thiazoles are the most common accelerators used in the manufacture of natural and synthetic rubber. Mercaptobenzothiazole
is also a thiazole rubber accelerator. It is typically tested seperately but is sometimes added to the mix.
Adhesives and cements
Condoms and diaphragms
Disinfectants, repellents, fungicides, and insecticides used in agriculture
Gloves (household, work, or hospital gloves)
Leather shoes (insoles, adhesives, linings)
Photographic film emulsion.
Renal dialysis equipment.
Rubber in elasticized undergarments and clothing
Rubber pillows and sheets
Rubber shoes (sneakers, tennis shoes, etc)
Soaps and shampoos
Sponge makeup applicators and rubber eyelash curlers
Tires and toys
Veterinarian products like tick and flea powders and sprays
Hansson, C. and G. Agrup, Stability of the mercaptobenzothiazole compounds. Contact Dermatitis, 1993. 28(1): p. 29-34.
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