The chemical compound carbendazim belongs to a class of benzimidazoles known as 2-aminobenzimidazole wherein the primary amino group is substituted by a methoxycarbonyl group.
Structure & Formula
Carbendazim has the chemical formula, C9H9N3O2. The 2D structure of the compound is shown below.
The compound has the IUPAC name, methyl N-(H-benzididazol-2-yl) carbamate.
Chemical & Physical Properties
The following are the chemical and physical properties of the chemical compound.
|Hydrogen Bond Donor Count||2|
|Hydrogen Bond Acceptor Count||3|
|Rotatable Bond Count||2|
|Mass of the compound||191.069476538|
|Topological Polar Surface Area||67 Å2|
|Heavy Atom Count||14|
|Isotope Atom Count||0|
|Is it Canonicaliized?||Yes|
|Defined Atom Stereocenter Count||0|
|Undefined Atom Stereocenter Count||0|
|Defined Bond Stereocenter Count||0|
|Undefined Bond Stereocenter Count||0|
|Covalently Bonded Unit Count||1|
|Physical appearance||Light gray or beige powder|
|Solubility||< 1mg/mL at 70℉|
|Density||1.45 at 68℉|
|Vapor Pressure||< 0.000000075 mm Hg at 68℉|
- Carbendazim is used as an additive non-reactant.
- It is used in fungicide.
- The compound is used as a preservative in the paint, papermaking, and leather industries.
- It is also used as a preservative of fruits.
- Carbendazim is used as an antimicrobial in concrete, inks, sealants, textiles, etc.
Carbendazim is hazardous to living organisms as it may cause
- Genetic defects
- Damage fertility
- Highly toxic to aquatic life
The chemical compound must be kept in a tightly-closed container in a dry and well-ventilated environment.
The chemical compound carbendazim is manufactured by the reaction of o-phenylenediamine(C6H8N2) with methoxycarbonylcyanamide or with methoxycarbonyl isocyanide dichloride in the presence of a base.
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