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Dicyandiamide Information
Dicyandiamide is an nitrile derived from guanidine. It is a dimer of cyanamide, from which it can be prepared. Dicyandiamide is a colourless solid that is soluble in water, acetone, and alcohol, but not nonpolar organic solvents. Dicyandiamide crystals melt at 45 C, and are soluble in water and alcohol. Other uses for the compound are in the manufacture of fertilizers, explosives, oil well drilling muds, pharmaceuticals, and dyestuffs. Dicyandiamide (DICY or DCD), also known as Cyanoguanidine, is a non-hazardous, non-volatile, white crystalline powder with the molecular formula of C2H4N4 and CAS number 461-58-5. 1. Application Dicyandiamide is a nitrogen-based molecule (66% by weight) with high reactivity that is used in a wide variety of applications across multiple industries. Applications include: *Flame retardant additive in timer, paper, and textile industries *Slow/continuous release nitrogen fertilizer *Hardener/curing agent in Epoxy resins *Power coatings *Dielectric coatings *Adhesives *Water treatment chemicals *Dye fixing *Pharmaceutical applications *Stabilizer compound for PVC flooring *Floatation depressant in copper ores

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2. Produce Dicyandiamide is produced by treating cyanamide with base. It is produced in soil by decomposition of cyanamide. A variety of useful compounds are produced from Dicyandiamide, guanidines and melamine. It is also used as a slow fertilizer. Formerly, it was used as a fuel in some explosives. It is used in the adhesive industry as a curing agent for epoxies. 3. Properties Name:Dicyandiamide EINECS:207-312-8 Molecular Formula:C2H4N4 CAS Registry Number:461-58-5 Synonyms:N-Cyanoguanidine; Dicyanodiamide; Dicyandiamide; Cyanoguanidine; DCDA; DCD; 1-Cyanoguanidine; 2-Cyanoguanidine; Cyanoguanidine InChI:InChI=1/C2H4N4/c3-1-6-2(4)5/h(H4,4,5,6) HS Code:29262000 Appearance:white crystalline powder Molecular Weight:84.08 Density:1.4 Boiling Point:229.8Cat760mmHg Melting Point:208-211 Flash Point:92.8oC Storage Temperature:2-8C Solubility:soluble (4.13 g/100 ml) Stability:Stable. Incompatible with strong acids, strong oxidizing agents, strong bases.

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Usage:Stabilizer of ammonium dinitramide melt.