Agent Name

Benzyltrimethylammonium chloride

CAS Number

56-93-9

Formula

C10-H16-N.Cl

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

Ammonium, benzyltrimethyl-, chloride; BTM; Benzenemethanaminium, N,N,N-trimethyl-, chloride; Benzyl trimethylammonium chloride; N,N,N-Trimethylbenzenemethanaminium chloride; Tmbac; Trimethylbenzylammonium chloride; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Quaternary Amines

Description

Colorless solid; [HSDB] Light yellow liquid; [CAMEO] Off-white to yellow powder, soluble in water; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a solvent for cellulose; a gelling inhibitor in polyester resins; an intermediate; a dye assistant; a phase-transfer catalyst; [HSDB] Used as a catalyst along with other quaternary ammonium salts; [Ullmann]

Comments

A skin and eye irritant; [HSDB] Harmful if swallowed; A skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

2.18E-7 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

mp = 237-240 deg C;

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