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Sigma-Aldrich

Tetrabutylammonium hydroxide solution

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1.0 M in methanol

Linear Formula:
(CH3CH2CH2CH2)4N(OH)
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
259.47
Beilstein:
3571228
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.21

form

liquid

Quality Level

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Catalysis
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concentration

1.0 M in methanol

refractive index

n20/D 1.3775

density

0.83 g/mL at 25 °C

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SMILES string

[OH-].CCCC[N+](CCCC)(CCCC)CCCC

InChI

1S/C16H36N.H2O/c1-5-9-13-17(14-10-6-2,15-11-7-3)16-12-8-4;/h5-16H2,1-4H3;1H2/q+1;/p-1

InChI key

VDZOOKBUILJEDG-UHFFFAOYSA-M

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General description

Tetrabutylammonium hydroxide is a quaternary ammonium salt mainly used as a strong base and phase-transfer catalyst.
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Application

Tetrabutylammonium hydroxide solution (1M in methanol) may be used as a base to synthesize ring methyl and methylene deuteriated porphyrins and metalloporphyrins. It may also be used as an initiator of graft polymerization between pivalolactone and poly(ethylene-co-vinyl acetate-co-methacrylic acid).

Packaging

100, 4×100, 250, 800 mL in Sure/Seal™
1 L in Sure/Seal™

Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 3 Dermal - Acute Tox. 3 Inhalation - Acute Tox. 3 Oral - Eye Dam. 1 - Flam. Liq. 2 - Skin Corr. 1B - Skin Sens. 1 - STOT SE 1

Storage Class Code

3 - Flammable liquids

WGK

WGK 3

Flash Point(F)

51.8 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

11 °C - closed cup

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves


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