Melamine is incompatible with strong oxidizing agents and strong acids . Neutralizes acids in exothermic reactions to form salts plus water. May be incompatible with isocyanates, halogenated organics, peroxides, phenols (acidic), epoxides, anhydrides, and acid halides. Flammable gaseous hydrogen may be generated in combination with strong reducing agents, such as hydrides.
Literature sources indicate that Melamine is nonflammable.
Air & Water Reactions
Insoluble in water.
Crystallise Melamine from water or dilute aqueous NaOH. It sublimes at ~240o on prolonged heating. [Beilstein 26 I 74, 26 II 132, 26 III/IV 1253.]
Forms synthetic resins with formaldehyde.
Melamine-formaldehyde resin (MFR) results from condensation of melamine and formaldehyde. It is anactive ingredient of strong (reinforced) plasters, such as industrial or some dental plasters used for molding.It is also used as a textile finish resin. MFR acts as an allergen generally because of formaldehyde releasing (see Chap. 40)
Colorless to white monoclinic crystals or prisms or white powder. Sublimes when gently heated.
ChEBI: A trimer of cyanamide, with a 1,3,5-triazine skeleton.
A compound that forms synthetic resins with formaldehyde