1,3-bis (hydroxymethyl)-5,5-dimethyl-2,4-imidazolidinedione; 1,3-dimethylol-5,5-dimethyl hydantoin; Dantoin dmdmh; Dimethyloldimethyl hydantoin; DMDMH; Glydant; Glydant Plus (95:5 mixture of DMDM hydantoin and Iodo propynyl butyl carbamate); Mackgard DM; Nipaguard DMDMH; Bis(hydroxymethyl)-5,5-dimethyl-2,4-imidazolidinedione; Bis(hydroxymethyl)-5,5-dimethylhydantoin; Dantion DMDMH 55; Dantoguard; Dimethylol-5,5-dimethylhydantoin; Hydantoin, 1,3-bis(hydroxymethyl)-5,5-dimethyl-; Imidazolidinedione, 1,3-bis(hydroxymethyl)-5,5-dimethyl-.
Functions as a formaldehyde donor and is used as a preservative in cosmetic products and is active against fungi, yeasts, and bacteria. Products preserved are of the type shampoos, skin-care products, hair conditioners, makeup, hair rinses, and cleanliness products. Also used in herbicides, polymers, color photography, latex paints, floor waxes, cutting oils, adhesives, copying paper, inks. Contains 1% sorbitan sesquioleate as emulsifier.