E239 Hexamethylenetetramine, Methenamine, Hexamine, Cystamin

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Hexamethylenetetramine, Methenamine, Hexamine, Cystamin



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Hexamethylenetetramine is obtained by reacting Ammonia with Formaldehyde.

Used as a preservative against fungi in food products such as Caviar, cheese, herring and preserved fish.

Amongst many others, this substance is utilised as a cross-linking agent for resins, rubber-to-textile adhesive, protein modifier, organic synthesis, pharmaceuticals, an ingredient for explosives, fuel tablets, rubber accelerator, fungicide, corrosion inhibitor, shrink proofing textiles and as an anti-bacterial agent.

Not recommended for consumption by children.


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