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Trimethylamine

Trimethylamine

TMA (Trimethylamine) is a colorless, fishy-smelling gas with a volatile nature. It is produced naturally by bacterial decomposition of organic matter and is also synthesized for various industrial applications. TMA is commonly used as a precursor in the production of choline, pesticides, and pharmaceuticals. It is also employed as a corrosion inhibitor, pH regulator, and as an additive in cleaning products and personal care items.

Chemical Formula:

(CH3)3N

CAS Number:

75-50-3

Synonyms:

N-Dimethylmethanamine, TMAN, Methanamine, N,N-dimethyl- Methyldimethylamine, Tertiary amine, Fishy odor compound

Characteristics

Molar Weight

59.11 grams per mole

USES AND APPLICATIONS

Key applications

  • Production of choline
  • Manufacturing of pesticides
  • Synthesis of pharmaceuticals
  • Corrosion inhibitor
  • pH regulator
  • Additive in cleaning products
  • Additive in personal care items

Industries

  • Agrochemical industry
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Petrochemical industry
  • Cleaning and detergent industry
  • Water treatment industry
  • Metalworking industry
  • Food and beverage industry
  • Rubber and polymer industry

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