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CAS # 100-97-0


Hexamine or urotropin, is a heterocyclic organic compound with the formula C6H12N4It appears as white crystalline compound and it is highly soluble in water and polar organic solvents. It has a cage-like structure similar to adamantine. It is useful in the synthesis of other chemical compounds, e.g., plastics, pharmaceuticals, rubber additives.



 White Crystalline Free Flowing Powder

 HMT Content (%)


 pH 25°C of aqueous extract


 Moisture Content (%)

 < 0.3

 Ammonia NH3 (%)

 < 0.01

 Sulphate Content (%)

 < 0.0020



·     Hexamine is used in the rubber industry to prevent vulcanized rubber from blocking and as an accelerator.

·     It has its uses as a curing agent for thermosetting resins (particularly phenyl-formaldehyde and urea-formaldehyde resins.

·     It is also used as a food additive as a preservative (INS number 239).

·     Hexamine is used in the production of nitrilotriacetic acid and in the manufacture of adhesives and coatings.

·     Hexamine also has its contribution in pharmaceuticals especially for intestinal infection.