dimethylolurea

dimethylolurea

[‚dī′meth·əl‚ȯl·yu̇′rē·ə]
(organic chemistry)
CO(NHCH2OH)2 Colorless crystals melting at 126°C, soluble in water; used to increase fire resistance and hardness of wood, and in textiles to prevent wrinkles. Also known as 1,3-bis-hydroxymethylurea; DMU.
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It was also shown that the uron structure did not just exist as a separate structure from the resin, but it was copolymerized with the UF resin; furthermore, the uron structure was in equilibrium with the open dimethylolurea form and the open dimethylolurea form increased as the pH increased from very acidic to pH = 6.