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A white colorless solid. Hydantoin is used as a textile lubricant and as an ingredient in some epoxy resins.

Synonyms and Related Terms

2,4-imidazolidinedione; glycolylurea

Chemical structure


Other Properties

Soluble in alcohols and alkali hydroxides. Slightly soluble in water, ether.

Composition NHCONHCOCH2
CAS 461-72-3
Melting Point 220
Molecular Weight mol. wt. = 100.08

Hazards and Safety

Contact may cause eye and skin irritation. May cause adverse reproductive effects.

Fisher Scientific: MSDS

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • The Merck Index, Martha Windholz (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Rahway NJ, 10th edition, 1983 Comment: entry 4796