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Diazolidinyl urea

Diazolidinyl urea
IUPAC name 1-[1,3-bis(hydroxymethyl)-2,5-dioxo-4-imidazolidinyl]-1,3-bis(hydroxymethyl)urea
Other names Diazolidinylurea
Germall II
CAS number 78491-02-8
PubChem 62277
EINECS number 278-928-2
Molecular formula C8H14N4O7
Molar mass 278.22
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)

Infobox disclaimer and references

Diazolidinyl urea (C8H14N4O7) is a preservative. It has a broad spectrum of application, and is effective against bacteria, fungi and yeasts.


It is used in many cosmetics, skin care products, shampoos and conditioners, as well as a wide range of products including bubble baths, baby wipes and household detergents. Diazolidinyl urea is found in the commercially available preservative Germaben.


Some people have a contact allergy to diazolidinyl urea causing dermatitis. Such people are often also allergic to imidazolidinyl urea.


  • National Institutes of Health (2004). Diazolidinyl urea. Haz-Map (Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Agents). Retrieved on 2007-03-11.
  • Diazolidinyl urea. MEKOS Laboratories AS. Retrieved on 2007-03-11.
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