What is Thiourea?

Thiourea is an industrial chemical made up of the elements nitrogen, carbon, sulfur, and hydrogen. It has the appearance of a white solid. It is most often seen as a white powder. It has a bitter taste and is soluble in water. Thiourea is also known as Thiocarbamide and its chemical formula is N2H4CS. It comes in the form Thiourea 99%.

This chemical has many industrial uses but it is most popularly used in the mining industry.


Thiourea Uses

Thiourea is an extremely useful chemical. It is a mining chemical that is most commonly used in the mining industry. Its uses are:

  • Thiourea 99% is most popularly used as a thiox precursor. It is used as a precursor to Thiourea dioxide and this is a widely used reducing agent in textile processing.
  • It is used as a flotation reagent for metal minerals.
  • It is used as a corrosion inhibitor for metals.
  • Thiourea is commonly used as a fertiliser. It has many desirable properties as a fertiliser specifically under the conditions of environmental stress.
  • It can be used for various purposes such as a seed pretreatment for priming, foliar spray, and medium supplementation.
  • It is used industrially for the production of flame retardant resins.
  • It is also used as vulcanisation accelerator.
  • It is used as an auxiliary agent in the manufacture of diazo paper, light sensitive photocopy paper, and many other types of copy paper.
  • It is also useful for toning silver gelatine photographic prints.
  • It is used in the Clifton Philips and Beaver bright and semi bright electroplating process.
  • It is also used to form a solution with tin (II) chloride. This solution is used as an electroless tin plating solution for copper printed circuit boards.

Is Thiourea Safe?

Thiourea is generally considered unsafe because the chemical is toxic. Exposure to this chemical can have acute or chronic health effects. According to the MSDS of Thiourea, it may be harmful if swallowed. It causes skin irritation and may cause an allergic skin reaction. It is suspected of causing cancer and damaging fertility or the unborn child. Proper storage and disposal of Thiourea needs to be taken into consideration in order to avoid any unwanted effects.


How is Thiourea Made?

Industrially, Thiourea can be prepared from ammonium thiocyanate. Most commonly it is produced by the reaction of hydrogen sulfide with calcium cyanamide in the presence of carbon dioxide.

Where to Buy Thiourea in Bulk?

You may be able to find small quantities of Thiourea in your area. However, in order to buy large quantities of Thiourea, it is preferable to import directly from the manufacturers. They can issue certifications and provide cost savings which is better than buying the chemical in small quantities locally or from a distributor.

If you require bulk quantities of this chemical, you can buy Thiourea on our website or contact us for further details.


Which Countries Manufacture Thiourea in Bulk?

The consumption of Thiourea has increased dramatically across the world, especially in the developing countries. Therefore, its huge demand has led to a surge in companies that produce it. The main producers of Thiourea are:

  • China
  • Germany
  • Japan
  • United States of America
  • India

How is Thiourea Exported?

Thiourea is shipped in woven bag with plastic lining with 25kg weight capacity per bag

Thiourea ready to be shipped!

What is the Latest Thiourea Price?

As Thiourea is a commodity product, the price usually changes depending on the price of raw materials, logistics, and other related industrial inputs such as labor and taxes. In order to get the latest price of Thiourea, please contact us and we will provide a quotation right up to your country.

Where to Buy Thiourea?

Here at Camachem we have Thiourea for sale. We export worldwide, so you can contact us for a FREE quotation via email address [email protected] or send a message on WhatsApp for a fast response at +86-131-2037-9271.