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1-Hydroxymethyl-5,5-dimethylhydantoin is used as chelator for light-sensitive pharmaceutical drug, and as raw material of water-soluble polymers. It also can be used as a soluble inhibitor for proteins. It is used as an adjuvant in the bleaching of food-contact recycled paper and board used in food packaging.
Akiko Asada; Takahiro Doi; Akihiro Takeda; Keiji Kajimura. Quantification of 1,3-dimethylol-5,5-dimethylhydantoin and its decomposition products in cosmetics by high-performance liquid chromatography. Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis. 2012, 67-68, 163-168.
Source of formaldehyde which is liberated very slowly in the presence of water at pH 6.
Gefahrenhinweise (EU): H315-H319-H335
Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wear protective gloves and eye/face protection. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.