(Also known as: TCMTB; benthiazole; alentisan; KVK 733059; TCMB)
2-(thiocyanomethylthio)benzothiazole is a a soil and seed treatment used to control various fungal and bacterial infections. It is moderately soluble in water, has a low volatility and is not expected to be persistent in soil systems. It is not eexpected to leach to groundwater. It has a pungent odour, is highly toxic to most aquatic species and moderately toxic to birds. 2-(thiocyanomethylthio)benzothiazole is highly toxic to humans via the oral route and is a recognised irritant.
The following alerts are based on the data in the tables below. An absence of an alert does not imply the substance has no implications for human health, biodiversity or the environment but just that we do not have the data to form a judgement.
Environmental fate Moderate alert: Potential for particle bound transport: Medium
Warning: Significant data are missing
Ecotoxicity High alert: Fish acute ecotoxicity: High; Fish chronic ecotoxicity: High; Daphnia acute ecotoxicity: High; Daphnia chronic ecotoxicity: High
Human health Moderate alert: Mammals acute toxicity: Moderate; Possible Carcinogen
Used as a soil and seed treatment against various diseases. Also used as a marine biocide, and as a wood and leather preservative.
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