Apr. 3, 2014
The compound 2-methyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one is a new active ingredient proposed for use as an in-container preservative to prevent bacterial spoilage in polymer latices, metal-working fluids, mineral slurries, paints, detergents, cleaners, and polishes. This active ingredient is a broad-spectrum biocide that acts by disrupting microbial metabolism. While the combination of 2-methyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one and 5-chloro-2-methyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one has been registered as an integrated system product for in-can preservation of a number of materials, the use of 2-methyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one alone constitutes a new active ingredient.