Agent Name

Imidodicarbonic diamide

Alternative Name

Biuret

CAS Number

108-19-0

Formula

C2-H5-N3-O2

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

Biuret; Allophanamide; Allophanic acid amide; Allophanimidic acid; Allophanimidic acid (VAN); Carbamoylurea; Carbamylurea; Caswell No. 159A; Dicarbamylamine; Isobiuret; Isobiuret (VAN); Urea, (aminocarbonyl)-; Ureidoformamide; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Other Nitrogen Compounds

Description

White hygroscopic solid; [HSDB] White odorless powder; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as nitrogen source in feed supplements for sheep and cattle; [ChemIDplus] Used to make urea fertilizers and as an analytical reagent; [HSDB]

Comments

Mildly bacteriostatic and diuretic in rats; Also causes drop in blood pressure, marked urinary tract irritation, and increases in pepsin activity; [Merck Index] A skin and strong eye irritant; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

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