Agent Name

Hydantoin

CAS Number

461-72-3

Formula

C3-H4-N2-O2

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

2-Imidazolin-4(or 5)-one, 2-hydroxy-; Glycolylurea; Imidazole-2,4(3H,5H)-dione; 2,4-Imidazolidinedione; [ChemIDplus] 2,4-(3H,5H)-imidazoledione; [Merck Index]

Category

Imidazoles

Description

Solid; [Merck Index] White powder; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

"Hydantoin, which is also known as glycolylurea, is a heterocyclic organic compound that can be thought of as a cyclic "double-condensation reaction" product of glycolic acid and urea. Its chemical structure, shown in the Table of Properties at right, is similar to that of imidazolidine except that the molecule of hydantoin has carbonyl groups in the number 2 and 4 positions in the ring. Imidazolidine is the hydrogen-saturated analogue of imidazole." [Wikipedia]

Comments

May cause irritation; Reproductive effects observed in humans and experimental animals; May cause impaired fertility and harm to the unborn child; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Imidazole."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

7.47E-6 mm Hg

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