Methenamine
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Methenamine
Alias
1,3,5,7-Tetraazatricyclo(3.3.1.13,7)decane
Hexamethylenetetramine
Category
Non-ionic surfactants-Amine
CAS No.
100-97-0
Molecular Formula & Molecular Weight
Molecular Formula: C6H12N4
Molecular Weight: 140.19
Structural Formula
Properties
Appearance: solid.
Solubility: soluble in water.
Stability: stable.
Risk: irritation, irritation to skin, eye.
Animal toxicity[1]: cat parenteral LDLo: 200mg/Kg;
cat subcutaneous LDLo: 200mg/Kg;
guinea pig subcutaneous LDLo: 300mg/Kg;
mouse intravenous LD50: 17.7mL/Kg;
mouse oral LD50: 569mg/Kg;
mouse subcutaneous LD50: 215mg/Kg;
mouse parenteral LDLo: 450mg/Kg;
rat intravenous LD50: 9200mg/Kg;
rat parenteral LDLo: 200mg/Kg;
rat subcutaneous LDLo: 200mg/Kg.
Ecology: may be hazardous to environment. Water body should be given special attention.
Biodegradability: biodegradable.
Characteristics: excellent antimicrobial, antibacterial, preservative, emulsifying, dispersing, lubricating, anticorrosive, antistatic abilities. at acidic pH, formaldehyde donor.
Synthesis
 
Quality standards & test methods
item
physical and chemical indexes
test methods
Actives*, %, ≥
90
 
*: should be marked on molecular weight.
Major Uses
Use as antimicrobial agent, preservative.
Use as emulsifying agent, dispersing agent.
Use as lubricant, corrosion inhibitor.
Corrosion inhibitor in industrial cleaning, metal working fluids.
Use as antistatic agent.
Preservative in personal care products.
Use as pharmaceutical ingredient.
Use as intermediate in organic synthesis.
Manufacturers
 
References
[1]:http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/: 100-97-0

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