Agent Name

Methyltrioctylammonium chloride

CAS Number

5137-55-3

Formula

C25-H54-N.Cl

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

Methyltricaprylylammonium chloride; N-Methyl-N,N-dioctyl-1-octanaminium chloride; TOMAC; Tricaprylylmethylammonium chloride; Trioctylmethylammonium chloride; Trioctylmonomethylammonium chloride; 1-Octanaminium, N-methyl-N,N-dioctyl-, chloride; 1-Octanaminium, N-methyl-N,N-dioctyl-, chloride (1:1); Ammonium, methyltrioctyl-, chloride; Tricaprylyl methyl ammonium chloride; [ChemIDplus] Aliquat 336; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Category

Quaternary Amines

Description

Yellow viscous liquid; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Permitted for use as an inert ingredient in non-food pesticide products; [EPA] "Used in high performance liquid chromatography for the separation of tRNA." [ChemIDplus]

Comments

A severe skin irritant; Causes muscle weakness in intraperitoneal lethal-dose studies of guinea pigs, mice, and rats; Causes diarrhea and respiratory depression in oral lethal-dose studies of rats; [RTECS] An irritant that may cause serious eye injury; Harmful by ingestion; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

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