Agent Name

Dimethylglyoxime

CAS Number

95-45-4

Formula

C4-H8-N2-O2

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

2,3-Butanedione dioxime; 2,3-Diisonitrosobutane; Biacetyl dioxime; Diacetyldioxime; Dimethylglyoxime; Glyoxime, dimethyl-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Oximes

Description

Crystals soluble in ethanol and slightly soluble in water; [Sax] White powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

"Metal indicators are organic compounds that form specifically colored metal ion complexes in aqueous media. These dye reactions can be employed for detection of the equivalence point in volumetry (complexometry), as well as for concentration determinations in colorimetry or photometry." Dimethylglyoxime is used for the photometric determination of Co, Fe, Ni, and Pd. [Ullmann]

Comments

A skin and eye irritant; Skin sensitization not reported; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.00069 mm Hg

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