Hexamine property and discovery
Hexamine is Hexamethylenetetramine which is a heterocyclic organic compound with the molecular formula (CH2)6N4. A heterocyclic cyclic compound is compound which has atoms of at least 2 different elements as members of its rings. A cyclic compound is an organic compound in which a series of atoms are connected to form a loop or ring. Simply speaking, Heterocyclic organic compound are composed of at least one atom of carbon bound to at least one other element, such as oxygen or sulfur. These atoms are arranged in a ring structure. The other names of Hexamine are Methenamine, Urotropine, 1, 3, 5, 7- tetraazaadamantane, Formin, Aminoform.
1.The molecular formula of Hexamine is (CH2)6N4
2.The molar mass is 140.186
3.The density of hexamine is 1.33g/cm cube
4.The Boiling point is 280 degree centigrade
5.It is a white-crystalline powder
6.It is highly soluble in water and most organic substances
Hexamine was discovered by Aleksandr Butlerov in the year 1859. Aleksandr,a Russsian chemist, was one of the creators of the theory of chemical structure (1857-1861) and he was the first to incorporate double bonds into structural formulae in chemistry.