Diguanidine Carbonate, Guanidine carbonate salt
CAS Number: 593-85-1
Molecular Formula: NH2C(=NH)NH2 · ½H2CO3
Molecular Weight: 121.1
Beilstein Registry Number: 3628359
EC Number: 209-813-7
|Ash Content||0.4% Max.
|pH (4%)||11.4 ± 0.4
Guanidine Carbonate is an alkaline, organic salt. Guanidine Carbonate’s primary functions have been for use in formulations for hair straightening, as a depilatory agent, for use in pH adjustment, and as a buffering agent.
As a strong chemical base, guanidine carbonate is used as an intermediary in a variety of applications:
• Chemicals, in the production of guanidine nitrate; flame retardant in technical textiles
• Cosmetics, as a hair relaxer that straightens hair by chemically uncurling it
• Detergents: synergistic agent
• Microencapsulation process: for carbonless paper