What is it? 
The mix of thioureas includes:
  • Diethyl thiourea
  • Dibutyl thiourea
Mixed Dialkyl Thiourea is a mixture of substances used primarily in adhesives, the photography industry, plastics, rubber and textiles.

How do I avoid it?
You should avoid contact with this substance. Avoidance requires reading labels, package inserts, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), and on occasion, direct communication with the manufacturer.

  • Adhesive tape backing
  • Anticorrosive solutions
  • Blue prints
  • CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure)
  • Device strapping
  • Diazo Copy paper
  • Elastic in clothing
  • Equipment for handling and dumping oil at sea
  • Fire protection suits
  • Glue remover
  • Industrial detergents
  • Keyboard wrist supports
  • Metal pickling solutions
  • Neoprene foam
  • Paint remover
  • Photography
  • Plastics
  • Protective eyewear
  • Orthopedic braces/supports
  • Shoe insoles
  • Silver polish
  • Tarnish remover
  • Textile cutting patterns duplicated by Diazo paper processing
  • Textiles
  • Wet suits
  • Weather strips

Other names you may see this chemical listed as:
  • Dibutylthiourea (DBTU)
  • Diethylthiourea (DTU)
  • Dimethylthiourea (DMTU)
  • Diphenylthiourea (DPTU)
  • Ethylbutylthiourea (ETU)
  • N,N-Diethylurea
  • Tetramethyl thiuram disulfide
  • Thiocarbamide
  • Thiourea

How safe is it?

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