Tetraethylammonium bromide is used as a phase transfer catalyst. It acts as a source of tetraethylammonium ions in pharmacological and physiological studies. It is also employed in organic chemical synthesis. It plays a major role in the preparation of tetraethylammonium superoxide from potassium superoxide for the conversion of primary alkyl halides to dialkyl peroxides. Furthermore, It is utilized as a catalyst in the oxidation of organic sulfide to sulfoxide using o-iodoxybenzoic acid.
Soluble in water.
Hygroscopic. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents and bases.
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 : BS5950000
TSCA : TSCA