What is it?
Thiourea is used as a photographic fixing agent and stain remover. It is also used as a rubber-vulcanizing accelerator and in textiles as an anticorrosive. 

How can I avoid it?
Patients who are photo allergic to thiourea should either avoid contact with photocopy paper and photographic developing or should change to a non-thiourea-containing process. Although very unlikely, such patients may react to certain rubber products or adhesives agents and should be instructed to discuss any such problems with their doctors.

  • Additive to fertilizers 
  • Architectural and printing plans
  • Dyes
  • Elastic in underwear
  • Explosives
  • Flame retardant resins
  • Fungicides
  • Insoles
  • Neoprene rubber
  • Photocopy paper (diazo)
  • Photography - fixing agent
  • Resins
  • Rubber accelerator
  • Silver polish
  • Textile processing
  • Weather stripping material

Other names for Thiourea:
  • Alkylated thioureas 
  • Diethylthiourea (DTU)
  • Dimethylthiourea (DMTU)
  • Diphenylthiourea (DPTU)
  • Ethylbutylthiourea (EBTU)
  • Ethylenethiourea (ETU) 
  • Isothiourea 
  • Solourea 
  • Thiocarbamide 
  • Thiurea 
  • THU

How safe is it?

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