What is it?
Methylene-bis(methyloxazolidine) is a preservative found primarily in oils, textiles, adhesives, and leather. It is a formaldehyde releaser, meaning it releases small amounts of formaldehyde as it decomposes.

How can I avoid it?
Avoidance requires reading the product labels, package inserts, workplace Safety Data Sheets (SDS), and on occasion, direct communication with the manufacturer.

  • Adhesives
  • Cooling fluids
  • Leather
  • Oils
  • Textiles
Other names for Methylene-bis(methyloxazolidine):
  • N,N´-Methylenebis(5-methyloxazolidine)
  • 3,3´-Methylenebis(5-methyloxazolidin)
  • EINECS 266-235-8
  • Oxazolidine, 3,3’-methylenebis(5-methyl-
Potential cross-reacting/co-reacting substances:
  • Formaldehyde
  • Other formaldehyde releasers
  • Methylene-bis(methyloxazolidine)


How safe is it?

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