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DMDM Hydantoin Market Share

DMDM Hydantoin Market Share

Submitted by • October 20, 2020

DMDM hydantoin belongs to the formaldehyde releasing agent family with a chemical formula of C7-H12-N2-O4 and a chemical name 1,3-bis(hydroxymethyl)-5,5-dimethylimidazolidine-2,4-dione. It is a clear colorless liquid with a mild odor. DMDM hydantoin is manufactured by reacting formaldehyde with dimethylhydantoin at 84°C. According to FDA 2016, DMDM hydantoin is one the most commonly used preservative compounds in cosmetics. DMDM hydantoin is a highly effective antimicrobial preservative and works on both Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria in both leave-on and rinse-off cosmetics as well as personal care products. It has high solubility in water and hence is effective in aqueous system without heating, making it easy to use. DMDM hydantoin is used as a preservative in cosmetic products at concentrations up to 1% and in industrial applications at up to 2%.

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