Active Ingredient(s):Methenamine FDA Approved: * September 9, 1976 Pharm Company: *SANOFI AVENTIS US Category:Antibiotics
Hexamethylenetetramine, also known as methenamine, hexamine, or urotropin, is a heterocyclic organic compound with the formula (CH2)6N4. This white crystalline compound is highly soluble in water and polar organic solvents. It has a cage-like structure similar to adamantane. It is useful in the synthesis of other organic compounds, including plastics, pharmaceuticals, and rubber additives. It sublimes in vacuum at 280°C.
1 Synthesis, structure, reactivity
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