What is it?
Trisnitro is an effective antimicrobial agent used in personal care products and in industry.
How can I avoid it?
Skin contact with Trisnitro is required for it to cause a rash. Discontinuation of exposure to products containing Trisnitro should result in improvement and/or resolution of your dermatitis. By law, all products made in the US for topical use have the ingredients listed either on the product package or the box that contains it, so check the labeling of your skin care products for this ingredient. If there is no information ask your pharmacist or call the company directly. At work, request a material safety data sheet (MSDS) to help identify potential sources of exposure.
Avoidance requires reading the product labels, package inserts, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), and on occasion, direct communication with the manufacturer.
- Bactericide and slimicide for use in:
- Cooling fluids
- Curing agent for certain adhesive
- Paper and pulp industry
- Dry cleaning
- Skin Care Products / Cosmetics
- Antiperspirants / Deodorants
- Hair sprays, gels, tonics and lotions
- Powders / Sprays
- Shampoos / Conditioners
- Shaving products
- Soaps / Cleansers
- Sunscreens and Self-Tanners
- Super glue
- Chemical toilet applications
Other names for trisnitro:
- 2-hydroxymethyl-2-nitro-1,3 propanediol
- Tris (hydroxymethyl) nitromethane
Potential cross-reacting/co-reacting substances:
- Other formaldehyde releasors
- DMDM Hydantoin
- Bronopol (2-bromo-2-nitropropane-1,3-diol)
- Quaternium -15
- Imidazolidinyl urea
- Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate