Tetramethylammonium acetate is used as an intermediate in organic synthesis, pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals and dyestuffs. Further, it is used to prepare (1R,4S)-4-hydroxycyclopent-2-en-1-essigsaeure-methylester by reacting with 1,3-dimethyl-imidazolidin-2-one. In addition to this, it serves as an emulsifier, catalyst, sterilizer, antistatic and antiseptic agent.
Soluble in water.
Hygroscopic. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents. Store in a cool place.
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.
TSCA : TSCA