Agent Name

Trichloromelamine

CAS Number

7673-09-8

Formula

C3-H3-Cl3-N6

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

1,3,5-Triazine, N,N',N''-trichloro-2,4,6-triamino-; 2,4,6-Tris(chloroamine)triazine; Chloromelamine; Decco salt NO 5; N,N',N''-Trichloro-2,4,6-triamine-1,3,5-triazine; TCM; Trichloromelamine (VAN); 1,3,5-Triazine-2,4,6-triamine, N,N',N''-trichloro-; 1,3,5-Triazine-2,4,6-triamine, N2,N4,N6-trichloro-; Melamine, N2,N4,N6-trichloro- (8CI); N2,N4,N6-Trichloro-2,4,6-triamino-s-triazine; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Biocides/Disinfectants

Description

White or off-white to yellow solid with an odor of chlorine; [CAMEO] Cream colored solid; [Reference #1]

Sources/Uses

Used as general purpose algicide, disinfectant, biocide, and sanitizer for food-contact and non-food contact (hospital, commercial, and industrial) applications targeting bacteria and algae; [Reference #1] Used in chlorine bleach and as bactericide and fungicide; [NTP]

Comments

A strong oxidizing agent; Harmful by ingestion and inhalation; A skin, eye, mucous membrane, and upper respiratory tract irritant; [CAMEO] Breaks down quickly forming hypochlorous acid and melamine; LOAEL = 150 mg/kg/day in a 90-day gavage study of rats; Corrosive to eyes in animal testing; Chronic toxicity studies are not required for trichloromelamine based on its rapid degradation. [Reference #1] See "Melamine."

Reference Link

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Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

7.1E-5 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 400 mg/m3

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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