Hexamethylene Tetramine

CAS#:  100-97-0

Synonyms: HMTA; methenamine; aminoform; urotropine; hexamine, erroneously “”hexamethyleneamine”"; HMT;

Uses: Curing of phenolformaldehyde and resorcinol-formaldehyde resins, rubber-to-textile adhesives, protein modifier, organic synthesis, pharmeceuticals, ingredient of highly explosive cyclonite, fuel tablets, rubber accelerator, fungicide, corrosion inhibitor, shrink-proofing textiles, antibacterial.

Hazard:  Symptoms of exposure to this compound may include irritation of the skin, eyes, mucous membranes and upper respiratory tract.  Exposure may cause skin rash and kidney irritation.  Inhalation may cause coughing and shortness of breath.  It may cause corrosion of the respiratory tract.  Skin contact may cause redness, pain, rashes and burns of the skin.  Eye contact may cause redness, pain and blurred vision.  Ingestion of this compound may cause urinary tract irritation, digestive disturbances, and severe nephritis which may be fatal.  If large amounts are ingested it can cause sore throat, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, painful and frequent urination, and blood in the urine.  Large oral doses can also cause gastrointestinal irritation, albuminuria, hemorrhagic cystitis, mild azotemia, gross hematuria and dysuria, with inflammatory lesions in the renal tubules, renal pelvis, and urinary bladder.  It can also cause irritation of the bladder, and nausea.  Repeated use can lead to skin sensitization with urticaria or dermatitis.  Prolonged contact can cause smarting and reddening of the skin.  It can produce an asthma-like condition.  Kidney damage has been reported.  Highly Flammable.