Agent Name

Trimethylammonium chloride

Alternative Name

Trimethylamine hydrochloride

CAS Number

593-81-7

Formula

C3-H9-N.Cl-H

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

Trimethylamine hydrochloride; Methanamine, N,N-dimethyl-, hydrochloride; Trimethylamine monohydrochloride; Trimethylamine, hydrochloride; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Amines, Aliphatic

Description

Deliquescent solid with fishy odor; [Merck Index] White crystalline powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as an insect attractant and to make quaternary ammonium compounds; [HSDB] Formed in the stomach from ingestion of trimethylamine which is found naturally in foods; [IUCLID]

Comments

An irritant; May be harmful by ingestion, inhalation, or skin absorption; [Aldrich MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.66E-6 mm Hg

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