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Title: Cyamelide
CAS Registry Number: 462-02-2
CAS Name: 1,3,5-Trioxane-2,4,6-triimine
Additional Names: insoluble cyanuric acid
Molecular Formula: C3H3N3O3
Molecular Weight: 129.07
Percent Composition: C 27.92%, H 2.34%, N 32.56%, O 37.19%
Literature References: Formed by polymerization of cyanic acid (gaseous or liquid). Prepd by digesting equal parts of potassium cyanate and oxalic acid: Liebig, Wöhler, Berzelius Jahresber. 11, 85. Crude cyamelide contains cyanuric acid which is removed by washing with water: Senier, Walsh, J. Chem. Soc. 81, 290 (1902). Mechanism of polymerization: Werner, Fearon, ibid. 117, 1358 (1920).
Properties: White amorphous powder. Practically insol in water. Insol in organic solvents. Slightly sol in ammonia water, in concd acids, in concd NaOH with salt formation.

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