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DMDM Hydantoin

Chemical Formula:

Synonyms

1,3-bis(hydroxymethyl)-5,5-dimethylimidazolidine-2,4-dione

Description

DMDM hydantoin is a preservative that works by releasing formaldehyde into the product.

Uses

DMDM hydantoin is used in shampoos and cosmetics to prevent molds, mildews, and bacterial spoilage.

Another formaldehyde releasing preservative is imidazolidinyl urea.


DMDM Hydantoin: InChI=1/C7H12N2O4/c1-7(2)5(12)8(3-10)6(13)9(7)4-11/h10-11H,3-4H2,1-2H3


Imidazolidinyl urea: InChI=1/C11H16N8O8/c20-2-18-4(6(22)16-10(18)26)14-8(24)12-1-13-9(25)15-5-7(23)17-11(27)19(5)3-21/h4-5,20-21H,1-3H2,(H2,12,14,24)(H2,13,15,25)(H,16,22,26)(H,17,23,27)/f/h12-17H


allantoin: InChI=1/C4H6N4O3/c5-3(10)6-1-2(9)8-4(11)7-1/h1H,(H3,5,6,10)(H2,7,8,9,11)/f/h6-8H,5H2


By Simon Quellen Field

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