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178780 Sigma-Aldrich

Tetrabutylammonium hydroxide solution

40 wt. % in H2O

  • CAS Number 2052-49-5

  • Linear Formula (CH3CH2CH2CH2)4N(OH)

  • Molecular Weight 259.47

  •  Beilstein/REAXYS Number 3571228

  •  MDL number MFCD00009425

  •  PubChem Substance ID 24850769

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Properties

Related Categories Acids & Bases, Ammonium Salts, Bases, Chemical Synthesis, Essential Chemicals,
InChI Key   VDZOOKBUILJEDG-UHFFFAOYSA-M
concentration   40 wt. % in H2O
refractive index   n20/D 1.405
density   0.99 g/mL at 25 °C

Description

General description

Tetrabutylammonium hydroxide is a quaternary ammonium salt mainly used as a strong base and phase-transfer catalyst. It can be synthesized from tetrabutylammonium iodide.

Application

Tetrabutylammonium hydroxide solution (TBAOH) may be used in the following studies:
• For the dissolution of 10wt% cellulose under room temperature conditions.
• As a catalyst during the synthesis of 1,2,4-oxadiazoles.
• Preparation of TBAOH salts of fatty acids.

Packaging

1 L in poly bottle

2.5 L in glass bottle

50, 250 mL in poly bottle

Caution

May crystallize below 30°C
Gentle warming and swirling should redissolve the solid

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Symbol 
GHS05  GHS05
Signal word 
Danger
Hazard statements 
Precautionary statements 
RIDADR 
UN 3267 8 / PGII
WGK Germany 
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Documents

Certificate of Analysis

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Certificate of Origin

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