Thiourea is an organosulfur compound with the formula SC(NH2)2. It is structurally similar to urea, except that the oxygen atom is replaced by a sulfur atom, but the properties of urea and thiourea differ significantly. Thiourea is a reagent in organic synthesis. "Thioureas" refers to a broad class of compounds with the general structure (R1R2N) (R3R4N)C=S. Thioureas are related to thioamides, e.g. RC(S)NR2, where R is methyl, ethyl, etc.
Thiourea is an organic compound of carbon, nitrogen, sulfur and hydrogen, with the formula CSN2H4 or (NH2)2CS. It is similar to urea, except that the oxygen atom is replaced by a sulfur atom. The properties of urea and thiourea differ significantly because of the relative electro negativities of sulfur and oxygen. Thiourea is a versatile reagent in organic synthesis. "Thioureas" refers to a broad class of compounds with the general structure (R1R2N) (R3R4N)C=S. Thioureas are related to thioamides, e. g. RC(S)NR2, where R is methyl, ethyl, etc.
Thiourea is originated from laburnum shrubs and is also a natural metabolite of the fungi Verticillium alboatrum and Bortrylius cinerea with no significant emissions into the air from the industrial use of thiourea as a catalyst in the synthesis of fumaric acid, diazo paper, or metal polish, whereas releases to surface water are unclear.
Based on end-user industry, the thiourea market can be segmented into textile, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, mining, rubber, chemical, and paper. Agriculture is likely to remain the major end-user industry segment of the thiourea market during the forecast period. Thiourea is used as an effective pesticide in crop protection. It helps boost crop productivity in the field. Use of thiourea in the pharmaceutical industry is also expected to increase significantly between 2017 and 2025. In the pharmaceutical industry, thiourea is employed as an intermediate for making thiazole and drugs inhibiting for thyroid disease. The pharmaceutical segment is anticipated to exhibit significant CAGR during the forecast period.
Agriculture is likely to remain the major sector for the growth of thiourea market. While the pharmaceutical segment is expected to show substantial growth during the forecast period. The increase in investments in the growing agriculture and pharmaceutical industries creates opportunities for the global thiourea market. However, toxicity related to thiourea has hampered the consumption of thiourea in the market which might act as a restraining factor for the growth of the thiourea market globally.