Description and features

Glycoluril is a white powder, its chemical formula is C4H6N4O2. It is a bisurea compound which is mainly used in the production of glycoluril resins for paints and coatings. Further it has been used for water treatment as swimming pool disinfectants, slimicide enhancer in pulp/paper processing and as slow release nitrogen fertilizer. In the materials sector it can be used in tailor made polymers, liquid crystals and synthetic receptors.

Glycoluril is also known as acetylene carbamide, acetylenediurea, acetyleneurea and glyoxaldiureine and perhydroimidazo[4,5-d]imidazole-2,5-dione.


Europe and United States: Provided Glycoluril is on stock in our local warehouses our lead time is about one week if delivered in 25 KG paper bags.

Canada, South America, South Africa and other markets can also be served, please contact our sales department for more details.

➔ Limited available in the European Union as this product has not been REACH registered (yet).

Product Identification

CAS number496-46-8
EC number207-821-5
HS code 2933 29 90
IUPAC Name: Octahydroimidazo[4,5-d]imidazolidine-2,5-dione


Appearance White powder
Assay ≥98.00 %
Water ≤0.20 %


Glycoluril is being used in amino and glycoluril resins.


Available packaging: 25 KG paper bag / 500 big bag.
Special packaging is available on request.


Store glycoluril in a cool, dry and well-ventilated area and in line with legal requirements.
Keep away from strong acids and bases, sources of ignition and direct sunlight.


A Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) is available for Glycoluril and all other products supplied by Vesta Chemicals.

An MSDS describes the hazards of a product and explains how a product can be safely handled, used and stored. Besides it provides important regulatory and emergency response information for the purchased product.

Molecular and structural information

Molecular formula C4H6N4O2
Molecular weight 142.12 g/mol
Smiles notation O=C1NC2NC(=O)NC2N1
Structural formula glycoluril

Physicochemical information

Bulk density 800 kg/m3
Flash point 421.80 ºC
Melting point 272 ºC @ 101 325 Pa
Partition coefficient (log Pow)-3.28
pH 6.5 – 7.2
Solubility in water 1.8 g/l @ 20 ºC
Vapour pressure0 Pa @ 25 ºC
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