Agent Name

Tromethamine hydrochloride

CAS Number

1185-53-1

Formula

C4-H11-N-O3.Cl-H

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

2-Amino-2-hydroxymethyl-1,3-propanediol hydrochloride; Tris chloride; Tris hydrochloride; Tris hydrochloride buffer; Tris(hydroxymethyl)aminomethane hydrochloride; Trizma hydrochloride; Tromethamine HCl; 1,3-Propanediol, 2-amino-2-(hydroxymethyl)-, hydrochloride; 2-Amino-2-(hydroxymethyl)propane-1,3-diol hydrochloride; [ChemIDplus] TRIS hydrochloride; TRIS HCl; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Category

Amino Alcohols, Other

Description

Hygroscopic solid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used to make surface-active agents and pharmaceuticals, as an emulsifier (for cosmetic creams and lotions, mineral oil, and paraffin wax emulsions), as a biological buffer, and as an alkalizer; [ChemIDplus]

Comments

A mild eye irritant in rabbits; Not a sensitizer in experimental animals; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Tromethamine."

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