hexamethylenetetramine


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Related to hexamethylenetetramine: Hexamine, Hexamethylenediamine

hex·a·meth·yl·ene·tet·ra·mine

 (hĕk′sə-mĕth′ə-lēn-tĕt′rə-mēn′)

hexamethylenetetramine

(ˌhɛksəˌmɛθɪliːnˈtɛtrəˌmiːn)
n
(Elements & Compounds) a colourless crystalline organic compound used as a urinary antiseptic. Formula: C6H12N4. Also called: hexamine or methenamine

hex•a•meth•yl•ene•tet•ra•mine

(ˌhɛk səˈmɛθ ə linˈtɛ trəˌmin)

n.
a white, crystalline, water-soluble powder, C6H12N4, used esp. as a vulcanization accelerator and as a diuretic and urinary antiseptic. Also called hex′a•mine` (-ˌmin)
[1885–90; hexa- + methylene + tetr (a)- + amine]
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10 % of hexamethylenetetramine (whe/wt) was added using a 33 % solution and adjusting the pH to 9.
The firm in question told the Saitama prefectural government it was not informed that the effluent contained hexamethylenetetramine, while a Dowa Hightech official told Kyodo News, ''We presented the analysis value of the effluent (to the firm), and it would not have aroused any problem if the firm had appropriately processed the effluent.
While making the turn, the driver rolled the trailer he was pulling, which contained Hexamethylenetetramine, a flammable solid, packaged in 55-pound sacks.
A colourless viscous resin is obtained and is not self-curing, thus a curing agent such as hexamethylenetetramine is needed along with heating up to 110[degrees]C for 10 min.