Trimethylamine hydrochloride is used in the manufacture of quaternary ammonium compounds, as insect attractant. It is used as a raw material for the synthesis of choline chloride, quaternary ammonium compounds, ion exchange resins. It acts as cationic starch reagents, phase transfer catalyst, oil field chemicals, warning agent for natural gas and flotation agent.
Soluble in water (737 mg/ml at 20°C), chloroform (moderately), and alcohol. Insoluble in ether.
Hygroscopic. Store under dry inert gas and away from moisture. Incompatible with oxidizing agents and water.
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 : YH2700000
TSCA : TSCA