represents fine-crystalline powder of white color, sweet, and then bitterish taste, flavourless. Let's easily dissolve in water, alcohol, chloroform, methanol and acetone. Let's not dissolve in ethyl and petroleum oxide. When heating disappears without melting. Burns with a pale flame. Water solutions have alkaline reaction. In acidic environment it is split, emitting formaldehyde.
Density: 1,27 g/cm ³. Temperature of melting is 263 °C, temperature of decomposition is 280 °C.
Chemical formula: C6H12N4.
Urotropin technical is used in production of plastic, synthetic rubber, varnish films; in analytical chemistry for preparation of buffer solutions, for mikrokristalloskopichesky opening of a number of ions; in production of explosives (raw materials for production of hexogen) and a geksametilentriperoksiddiamina; as corrosion inhibitor.
It is applied in medicine as medicine (antiseptics) to treatment of urinary tract and anti-influenza means.
In the food industry aminoform is used as E239 additive-preservative. It is often applied in cheese making, and also to preservation of red caviar.
In life it is applied as dry fuel ("dry alcohol") to preparation (warming up) of food, to kindling and calcinating of furnaces, warming up of cellars, garages and so forth.