The mercapto carboxylic ester find some applications:
- Fine chemical as intermediate compounds.
- Plasticizers additive for synthetic rubber.
- Antioxidant agent.
- Mining industry as collector.
- Cosmetic such as glycerol monothioglycolate (CAS: 30618-84-9) or monothanolamine thioglycolate (CAS: 126-97-6).
- Epoxy hardener by reaction of polyols with thioglycolic acid to prepare polythiols.
- Polymers : low odor chain transfer agent
HEMA is commercialy available. Arkema can evaluate preparations of others thio-esters on request.
Chemical and plastics industry
- Plastics and polymers industry