EINECS number 203-615-4
CAS number 108-78-1
Melamine is an organic compound with the formula C3H6N6. It is a polyvalent organic base. Melamine structurally consists of an aromatic ring composed of 3 carbon and 3 nitrogen atoms. Melamine is the cyclic trimer of cyanimide.
Melamine is mainly used as raw material for melamine resins and coatings. By a reaction with aldehydes (usually formaldehyde) thermosetting plastics can be produced. Melamine-formaldehyde is strong, light, hard and resistant to acids and bases.