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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.

Product Information

CAS number496-46-8
EC number 207-821-5
HS code2933 29 90

Molecular and structural information

Molecular formulaC4H6N4O2
Molecular weight142.12 g/mol
Smiles notationO=C1NC2NC(=O)NC2N1
Structural formula:glycoluril


AppearanceWhite powder
Assay≥98.00 %
Melting Point300 ºC
pH6.5 - 7.2
Water content≤0.20 %

Physicochemical information

Bulk density800 kg/m3
Flash point421.80 ºC
Melting point>300 ºC
pH6.5 - 7.2
SolubilityNot soluble in ethanol and acetic acid.
Soluble in ammonium hydroxide, diethylether and hydrochloric acid.
Solubility in water15 g/l @ 100 ºC

Glycoluril is being used in amino and glycoluril resins.

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

Shipment Info
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.

Store 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.

The REACH registration (FULL) of this substance (CAS: 496-46-8) is in progress and will be completed before May 31, 2018.

A Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) is available for glycoluril and all other products supplied by Vesta Intracon BV. 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.

Glycoluril: Disclaimer. This information is supplied solely for informational purposes and Vesta Intracon bv makes no guarantees or warranties, either expressed or implied, with respect to the accuracy and use of this data. All product warranties and guarantees shall be governed by the Standard Terms of Sale. Nothing in this document is legal advice or is a substitute for competent legal advice.