Benzyltriethylammonium chloride is used as a catalyst in the preparation of 2-phenylbutyronitrile from phenyl acetonitrile. It is involved in the Knoevenagel condensation of carbonyl compounds with active methylene compounds to give olefinic products. It acts as a phase transfer catalyst used in the alkylation reaction. It reacts with 1H-Pyridine-2-thione to get 2-Benzylsulfanyl-pyridine.
Soluble in acetone, alcohol and water. Insoluble in ether.
Store in cool place. Hygroscopic. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents.
Safety and Handling
GHS H Statement
Causes skin irritation.
Causes serious eye irritation.
May cause respiratory irritation.
GHS P Statement
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray.
Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing.
Store locked up.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
RTECSNumber : BO8275000
TSCA : TSCA