Agent Name

N,O-Bis(trimethylsilyl)trifluoroacetamide

Alternative Name

BSTFA

CAS Number

25561-30-2

Formula

C8-H18-F3-N-O-Si2

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

BSTFA, Derivatization Grade; Trimethylsilyl 2,2,2-trifluoro-N-(trimethylsilyl)acetimidate; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] UN2924

Category

Metalloid Compounds (Silicon)

Description

Colorless liquid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

"N,O-Bis(trimethylsilyl)trifluoroacetamide (BSTFA) is a chemical compound which is used to derivitise labile groups such as hydroxyl on other chemicals, with the more stable trimethylsilyl group, which protects the labile group and allows the compound to be used for analytical purposes or as a chemical reagent for synthesis of more complex molecules." [Wikipedia]

Comments

Readily hydrolyzes; Causes burns; Inhalation may cause corrosive injuries to upper respiratory tract and lungs; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Flammable liquid, corrosive, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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