Melamine Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Melamine Properties


Melamine 3D Molecule Structure-Molecule 3D Struture
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Melamine Structure-Molecule Struture
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Melamine is an organic base and a trimer of cyanamide, with a 1,3,5-triazine skeleton. Like cyanamide, it contains 66% nitrogen by mass and, if mixed with resins, has fire retardant properties due to its release of nitrogen gas when burned or charred, and has several other industrial uses. Melamine is also a metabolite of cyromazine, a pesticide. It is formed in the body of mammals who have ingested cyromazine. It has been reported that cyromazine can also be converted to melamine in plants. Melamine is combined with formaldehyde to produce melamine resin, a very durable thermosetting plastic used in Formica, and melamine foam, a polymeric cleaning product.

Chemical Properties

Appearance White solid
CAS Number 108-78-1
Density 1.573g/cm3
EINECS Number 203-615-4
HS Code 29336980
IUPAC Name 1,3,5-Triazine-2,4,6-Triamine
InChI 1S/C3H6N6/c4-1-7-2(5)9-3(6)8-1/h(H6,4,5,6,7,8,9)
Melting Point 345 °C
Molar Mass 126.12 g/mol
Molecular Formula C3H6N6
RTECS Number OS0700000
Refractive 1.872
Solubility 3.240 g/l
Synonyms 2,4,6-Triamino-s-Triazine;Cyanurotriamide;Cyanurotriamine;Cyanuramide