melamine

Synonyms: "cyanurotriamide", "cyanurotriamine", "cyanuramide", "1,3,5-triazine-2,4,6-triamine", "isomelamine", "theoharn", "teoharn", "triaminotriazine"

Source: melamine is used to make plastics, fertilisers and concrete. When added to food products it indicates a higher apparent protein content but can cause kidney stones and kidney failure.

Identifiers:

IUPAC Name: 1,3,5-triazine-2,4,6-triamine
CAS Number: 108-78-1
PubChem ID: 7955
InChiKey: JDSHMPZPIAZGSV-UHFFFAOYSA-N
Canonical SMILES: C1(=NC(=NC(=N1)N)N)N

Structural Properties:

Molecular Formula: C3H6N6
Molecular Weight: 126,1199

Pharmacophore Features:

Number of bond donors: 3
Number of bond acceptors: 6
Number of atoms different from hydrogen: 9

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Evidence Supporting This Chemical as an Endocrine Disruptor
TEDX List of Potential Endocrine Disruptors


Wang Y, Liu F, Wei Y, Liu D. 2011. The effect of exogenous melamine on rat hippocampal neurons. Toxicol Ind Health 27(6):571-576.

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