Agent Name

Diazolidinyl urea

CAS Number

78491-02-8

Formula

C8-H14-N4-O7

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

Diazolidinylurea; N,N'-Bis(hydroxymethyl) urea; Germall 11; Imidazolidinyl urea 11; N-(1,3-Bis(hydroxymethyl)-2,5-dioxo-4-imidazolidinyl)-N,N'-bis(hydroxymethyl)urea; N-(Hydroxymethyl)-N-(1,3-dihydroxymethyl-2,5-dioxo-4-imidazolidinyl)-N'-(hydroxymethyl) urea; N-(Hydroxymethyl)-N-(1,3-dihydroxymethyl-2,5-dioxo-4-imidazolidinyl)-N'-(hydroxymethyl)urea; 1-(1,3-Bis(hydroxymethyl)-2,5-dioxoimidazolidin-4-yl)-1,3-bis(hydroxymethyl)urea; Urea, N-(1,3-bis(hydroxymethyl)-2,5-dioxo-4-imidazolidinyl)-N,N'-bis(hydroxymethyl)-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Preservatives

Sources/Uses

Used as a formaldehyde-releasing preservative in cosmetics and barrier creams; [Kanerva, p. 1779]

Comments

A formaldehyde releaser used in cosmetics; It can cause allergic contact dermatitis; "Rinse off products in general will have a low risk of causing allergic contact dermatitis." [Kanerva, p. 398-404]

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

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