National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program
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Testing Status of Dimethylolurea - M980020

 

CASRN: 140-95-4

Formula: C3-H8-N2-O3

Synonyms/Common Names

  • Asulgan K
  • 1,3-Bis(hydroxymethyl)urea
  • Caurite
  • Dimethylolurea
  • DMU
  • Kaurit S

Known Uses

Used as a preservative in metal-working fluids, as a developer of photographic film, and as a cleaning agent & disinfectant. Used to increase hardness and fire resistance in wood & used in producing laminations in plywood. Used as finishing product in textiles.

Chemical Properties

Toxicity Effects (HSDB)

Genetic Toxicology

  • Salmonella  (A32732)  Completed 
    •  Positive 
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