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Also known as Methenamine, Hexamethylenetetramine

H.S.Code 29212910 CAS No. 100-97-0
Molecular Formula C6H12N4 Molecular Weight 140.19
Physical State Solid Refractive index 1.590
Odour Odorless Solubility in water Highly soluble in water
Density 1.33 g/cm³ Flash point 250 °C
pH value Melting Point 280 °C

About Hexamine

Hexamine also known as Hexamethylenetetramine, methenamine, or urotropin, is a heterocyclic organic compound with the formula C6H12N4. It is useful in the synthesis of other organic compounds, including plastics, pharmaceuticals, and rubber additives. Hexamine is prepared industrially by combining formaldehyde and ammonia.[4] The reaction can be conducted in gas phase and in solution.

Hexamine is used in the production of powdery or liquid preparations of phenolic resins and phenolic resin moulding compounds, where it is added as a hardening component. As the mandelic acid salt it is used for the treatment of urinary tract infection. Hexamine is a versatile reagent in organic synthesis. It is used in the Duff reaction, the Sommelet reaction and in the Delepine reaction.

Hexamine Molecular Image

Hexamine Specifications

Packaging 500 gm
Form Crystaline
Colour White
Grade LR / AR
Hazard Class 4.1
Storage Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place
Shelf Life 60 Months
Hexamine Bottle

500 gm