2-Mercaptobenzimidazole is a very useful corrosion inhibitor and cleaner. It can be used to remove the mercury (II) from aqueous solutions and chlor-alkali industry wastewater. It can be added to the surface film to inhibit the corrosion of metals like copper and mild steel. It can also be used as the carrier for the coated-wire mercury (II)-selective electrodes.
2-Mercaptobenzimidazole is also used as an anti-degradant. It is utilized for protecting rubber from oxidation. It is also employed as an intermediate in the preparation of rabeprazole. Further, it finds application in anti-leprosy drugs in medicine.
CAS No : 583-39-1
MF : C7H6N2S
MW : – 150.2
General description: White to yellow crystals or cream colored powder. Slight odor.