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Melamine is used in the production of synthetic resins such as melamine resin with formaldehyde, which is used in high pressure decorative laminates like formica, melamine dinnerware, laminate flooring, and dry erase boards. The presence rich in nitrogen content resulted in fire retardant properties when mixed with resins. It is used to prepare melamine cyanurate by reacting with cyanuric acid. It finds application as superplasticizer for making high-resistance concrete, soundproofing material and in polymeric cleaning products like magic eraser. It is an active component in pigment yellow 150. Further, it is also used as a nitrogen and carbon source for N-doped carbon nanotube.
Liu, M.; Liu, B.; Shi, L.; Wang, F.; Liang, L.; Sun, J. Melamine-ZnI2 as heterogeneous catalysts for efficient chemical fixation of carbon dioxide to cyclic carbonates. RSC Adv. 2015, 5 (2), 960-966.
Xin, J. Y.; Zhang, L. X.; Chen, D. D.; Lin, K.; Fan, H. C.; Wang,Y.; Xia, C. G. Colorimetric detection of melamine based on methanobactin-mediated synthesis of gold nanoparticles. Food Chem. 2015, 174, 473-479.
Hazard Statements: H351-H500
Suspected of causing cancer. May form combustible dust concentrations in air
Precautionary Statements: P201-P202-P281-P308+P313-P501c
Obtain special instructions before use. Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and understood. Use personal protective equipment as required. IF exposed or concerned: Get medical advice/attention. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant