Agent Name

Dimethyl(methylene)ammounium iodide

Alternative Name

Eschenmoser's salt

CAS Number

33797-51-2

Formula

C3-H8-N.I

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

N,N-Dimethylmethyleneammonium iodide; [ChemIDplus] Eschenmoser's salt; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Category

Other Nitrogen Compounds

Description

Colorless solid; [Merck Index] Light yellow powder; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used in organic synthesis; [Merck Index] "Eschenmoser's salt, dimethylmethylideneammonium iodide, is a strong dimethylaminomethylating agent, used to prepare derivatives of the type RCH2N(CH3)2." [Wikipedia]

Comments

A skin and strong eye irritant; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
TLV (ACGIH)

0.01 ppm, inhalable fraction and vapor, (iodides)

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