Definition of Melamine

1. Noun. A white crystalline organic base; used mainly in making melamine resins.

Exact synonyms: Cyanuramide
Generic synonyms: Alkali, Base



Definition of Melamine

1. n. A strong nitrogenous base, C3H6N6, produced from several cyanogen compounds, and obtained as a white crystalline substance, -- formerly supposed to be produced by the decomposition of melam. Called also cyanuramide.

Definition of Melamine

1. Noun. (chemistry) a strong aromatic heterocyclic base, tri-amino-triazine, used, in combination with formaldehyde to manufacture melamine resins such as Formica™ ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Melamine

1. a chemical compound [n -S]

Medical Definition of Melamine

1. A strong nitrogenous base, C3H6N6, produced from several cyanogen compounds, and obtained as a white crystalline substance, formerly supposed to be produced by the decomposition of melam. Synonym: cyanuramide. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Melamine

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1. Elements of Chemistry: Theoretical and Practical by William Allen Miller (1867)
"A solution of melamine precipitates the oxides of zinc, iron, manganese, and copper from ... melamine is polymeric with cyanamide (1600), and isomeric with ..."

2. Hand-book of Chemistry by Leopold Gmelin (1855)
"part crystallizable; the double salts of melamine are perfectly neutral ... Sulphate of melamine. — An aqueous solution of melamine, added to dilute ..."

3. Victor Von Richter's Organic Chemistry; Or, Chemistry of the Carbon by Victor von Richter, Richard Anschütz, Georg Schroeter (1900)
"On boiling with alkalies or acids melamine splits off ammonia and passes successively ... Potassium cyanate is directly formed by fusing melamine with KOH. ..."

4. Victor Von Richter's Organic Chemistry ; Or, Chemistry of the Carbon Compounds by Victor von Richter, Richard Anschütz, Edgar Fahs Smith, Georg Schroeter (1899)
"On lolling with alkalies or acids melamine splits oil ammonia and passes successively ... Potassium cyanate is directly formed by fusing melamine with KOH. ..."

5. First Principles of Chemistry by Benjamin Silliman (1859)
"... to which the name of melamine is given. It is dissolved from the crude product by a dilute boiling solution of hydrate of potash, and separates, ..."

6. Fownes Manual of Chemistry, Theoretical and Practical: A New American from by George Fownes (1885)
"melamine crystallizes in shining rhombic ... and by prolonged boiling with moderation strong caustic potash, it is resolved into melamine and ..."

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