2,4-Imidazolidinedione; 2,4-Imidazolinedione; Hydantoin; Imidazolidine-2,4-dione;
Hydantoin, also known as glycolyurea, is an imidazole analogue. Hydantoin and its derivatives are used in the preperation of textile softeners, lubricants, resins, and agrochemicals. They have bacteriostatic and bacteriacidal capabilities useful preservatives against bacteria and fungi. They have antibacterial, antifungal, antiprotozoal, and anthelmintic activity. They are used in manufacturing pharmaceuticals especially anticonvulsant drugs such as phenytoin, ethotoin, and methyphenytoin.