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Common name:
solid fuel

C6H12N4 – hexamethylenetetramine – is an odorless, white, crystalline compound also known as “solid fuel.” As it burns easily, it is popular among campers, hobbyists, and the military for heating camping food or military rations. Also known as urotropin, it is used in various fields, ranging from the production of phenol-formaldehyde resins to pyrotechnics. It is also used in medicine as an antiseptic.

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Hazard information

Hazard statements

  • Flammable solid.
  • May cause an allergic skin reaction.

Precautionary statements

  • Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
  • Keep away from heat, hot surfaces, sparks, open flames and other ignition sources. No smoking.