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.

Structure of Carbendazim
Structure of the compound (Source)

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.

Molecular Weight191.19
Hydrogen Bond Donor Count2
Hydrogen Bond Acceptor Count3
Rotatable Bond Count2
Mass of the compound191.069476538
Topological Polar Surface Area67 Å2
Heavy Atom Count14
Formal Charge0
Isotope Atom Count0
Is it Canonicaliized?Yes
Defined Atom Stereocenter Count0
Undefined Atom Stereocenter Count0
Defined Bond Stereocenter Count0
Undefined Bond Stereocenter Count0
Covalently Bonded Unit Count1
Physical appearanceLight gray or beige powder
Melting Point302-307℃
Solubility< 1mg/mL at 70℉
Density1.45 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


What are the storage conditions for carbendazim?

The chemical compound must be kept in a tightly-closed container in a dry and well-ventilated environment.

How is carbendazim manufactured?

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.

More Organic Compounds

  1. 2-Phenoxyethane Chloride
  2. Diethyl Ether
  3. Dimethylglyoxime

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