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MELAMINE

| January 1, 2013

What is melamine? Melamine is a synthetic triazine compound and an organic base (C3N6H6, CAS number 108-78-1) with the chemical name 2,4,6-triamino-1,3,5-triazine. It is an important industrial chemical and has been used as a component in various products since the late 1930s. The best known use of melamine is in combination with formaldehyde to produce […]

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BISPHENOL A

| January 1, 2013

What is bisphenol A? Bisphenol A (BPA) is a phenolic compound (C15H16O2, CAS No. 80-05-7), also referred to as 2,2-bis(4-hydroxyphenyl)propane. It was first synthesized over a hundred years ago and is an important industrial chemical used in manufacturing processes. BPA is a major component of rigid polycarbonate plastics and epoxy-resin coatings. Polycarbonate is commonly used […]

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ACRYLAMIDE

| January 1, 2013

What is acrylamide? Acrylamide (CH2=CH─CONH2) is a synthetic vinyl compound produced by the chemical industry mainly as a building block for polymers, particularly polyacrylamide. Polyacrylamide is widely used in industrial applications, such as in the treatment of wastewater, in textile and paper processing and in mining and mineral production. Acrylamide is also present in cigarette […]

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