Tetramethylurea is used as a solvent in dyestuff industries, in condensation reaction and intermediates in surfactant. It is utilized for base catalyzed isomerization and alkylation hydrocyanation due to its low permittivity. It reacts with oxalyl chloride to prepare tetramethyl chloroformamidinium chloride, which is used for the conversion of carboxylic acids and dialkyl phosphates to anhydrides and pyrophosphates respectively.
Miscible with water.Miscible with water, petroleum ether and common solvents.
Hygroscopic. Keep the container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents.
|176° to 178°C|
|Miscible with water|
Safety and Handling
GHS H Statement
May damage fertility or the unborn child.
Harmful if swallowed.
GHS P Statement
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking.
Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
Use personal protective equipment as required.
IF SWALLOWED: Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell.
Store locked up.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
RTECSNumber : YU2625000
TSCA : TSCA