Agent Name

Allantoin

CAS Number

97-59-6

Formula

C4-H6-N4-O3

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

(2,5-Dioxo-4-imidazolidinyl)urea; 5-Ureido-2,4-imidazolidindion; 5-Ureidohydantoin; AVC/Dienestrolcream; Alantan; Allantol; Cordianine; Cutemol emollient; Glyoxyldiureid; Glyoxyldiureide; Hydantoin, 5-ureido-; Sebical; Uniderm A; Urea, (2,5-dioxo-4-imidazolidinyl)-; Urea, N-(2,5-dioxo-4-imidazolidinyl)-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Plant Oils and Extracts

Description

Colorless to white odorless solid; [Hawley] White powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Occurs naturally in tobacco seeds, sugar beets, and wheat sprouts; [Hawley] Used as a medicine for wound healing, in biochemical research, and in the preparation of estrogenic compounds; Also used as a dermatological preparation to treat dandruff, seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis, hair loss, corns, and calluses; It is an ingredient in sunscreens; [HSDB]

Comments

May cause irritation; [MSDSonline] No increased congenital anomalies found in children of 51 women treated with allantoin during the first trimester of pregnancy; [REPROTOX]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

4.32E-9 mm Hg

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