CAS No.100-97-0 Hexamethylenetetramine

Hexamethylenetetramine

Identification
Name Hexamethylenetetramine
CAS Registry Number 100-97-0
Synonyms 1,3,5,7-tetraazatricyclo(3.3.1.1(sup37))decane;1,3,5,7-Tetraazatricyclo[3.3.1.13]decane;Aceto HMT;acetohmt;Aminoformaldehyde;Antihydral;Carin;component of Uro-Phosphate
Molecular Structure Hexamethylenetetramine  100-97-0
Molecular Formula C6H12N4
Molecular Weight 140.19
mp: 280 ℃ (subl.)(lit.)
Hazard Codes: Details
Risk Statements: 11-42/43
Safety Statements: 16-22-24-37
RIDADR: UN 1328 4.1/PG 3

CAS 100-97-0 Wiki / 100-97-0 MSDS

Hexamethylenetetramine
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Names
IUPAC name
1,3,5,7-Tetraazatricyclo[3.3.1.13,7]decane
Other names
Hexamine; Methenamine;
Urotropine; 1,3,5,7- tetraazaadamantane, Formin, Aminoform
Identifiers
CAS Number
  • 100-97-0 YesY
3D model (JSmol)
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ChEBI
  • CHEBI:6824 YesY
ChemSpider
  • 3959 YesY
ECHA InfoCard 100.002.642
EC Number 202-905-8
E number E239 (preservatives)
KEGG
  • D00393 YesY
MeSH Methenamine
PubChem CID
  • 4101
UNII
  • J50OIX95QV YesY
Properties
Chemical formula
C6H12N4
Molar mass 140.186 g/mol
Appearance White crystalline solid
Density 1.33 g/cm3 (at 20 °C)
Melting point 280 °C (536 °F; 553 K) (sublimes)
Solubility in water
85.3 g/100 mL
Acidity (pKa) 4.89[1]
Pharmacology
ATC code
J01XX05 (WHO)
Hazards
Main hazards Highly combustible, harmful
Flash point 250 °C (482 °F; 523 K)
Autoignition
temperature
410 °C (770 °F; 683 K)
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Infobox references

Hexamethylenetetramine or methenamine is a heterocyclic organic compound with the formula (CH2)6N4. This white crystalline compound is highly soluble in water and polar organic solvents. It has a cage-like structure similar to adamantane. It is useful in the synthesis of other chemical compounds, e.g., plastics, pharmaceuticals, rubber additives. It sublimes in vacuum at 280 °C.