Title: Methenamine Tetraiodine
CAS Registry Number: 12001-65-9
Additional Names: Hexamethylenetetramine tetraiodide; methenamine tetraiodide
Molecular Formula: C6H12I4N4
Molecular Weight: 647.80
Percent Composition: C 11.12%, H 1.87%, I 78.36%, N 8.65%
Line Formula: (CH2)6N4I4
Literature References: Prepd by adding potassium mercuric iodide to an aq soln of methenamine: US 1226394 (1917).
Properties: Reddish powder. Slight odor and taste. Deflagrates at 138°. Almost insol in water. Slightly sol in alcohol, chloroform, ether, carbon disulfide. Sol in acetone, aq solns of sodium or potassium iodides, sodium thiosulfate and in dil HCl. Decompn is liable to occur when in aq soln.
Status: This monograph has been retired and is no longer subject to revision or update.