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Synonyms: hexamethylenetetramine, hexamine, urizol, methenamine

Chemical formula: (CH2) 6N4

International name: METHENAMINE

CAS No: 100-97-0

Appearance: white crystalline powder

Packing: bags of 25 kg

Storage: Store in ventilated area, in isolation from any ignition sources and oxidizers

Hexamine (hexamethylenetetramine, hexamine, urizol, methenamine) - colorless crystals. Sublimated in a vacuum. Soluble in water, forms a monohydrate is stable at temperatures below 14 ° C. Also soluble in chloroform, methanol, ethanol. Poorly soluble in benzene, ether, carbon tetrachloride.
Hexamine nitration with fuming nitric acid in the presence of ammonium nitrate and acetic anhydride formed RDX.
In industry, methenamine (hexamine) was obtained by evaporation under vacuum the mixture of formaldehyde and ammonia:
4NH3 + 4CH2O -> C6H12N4 (urotropine) + 4H2O

Methenamine (hexamine, urizol, hexamethylenetetramine) applies
• in pharmacy and pharmacology, as a drug (eg, methenamine, calcex), antiseptic;
• curing phenol-formaldehyde resins;
• as a corrosion inhibitor; fungicide;
• as a starting material in the production of explosives
• in the production of cosmetics,
• household chemicals,
• in the food industry (for example, in the production of eggs), and others.

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