Pharmaceutical Raw Materials Steroid Powder Methylamine Hydrochloride/Methylamine Hormone HCL CAS 593-51-1
Synonyms: Methylamine-hydrogenchloride HCL ,Methylamine Hcl, Methylammonium chloride
CAS NO: 593-51-1
Chemical Properties:white to light tan solid
Usage: The preparation of some surfactants and photographic developers require methylamine as a building block.
Methylamine is the organic compound with a formula of CH3NH2. This colorless gas is a derivative of ammonia, but with one H atom replaced by a methyl group. It is the simplest primary amine. It is sold as a solution in methanol, ethanol, THF, and water, or as the anhydrous gas in pressurized metal containers. Industrially, methylamine is transported in its anhydrous form in pressurized railcars and tank trailers. It has a strong odor similar to fish. Methylamine is used as a building block for the synthesis of many other commercially available compounds. Over 1 million tonnes are produced annually.
Methylamine is prepared commercially by the reaction of ammonia with methanol in the presence of a silicoaluminate catalyst. Dimethylamine and trimethylamine are coproduced; the reaction kinetics and reactant ratios determine the ratio of the three products.
Representative commercially significant chemicals produced from methylamine include the pharmaceuticals and theophylline, the pesticides carbofuran, carbaryl, and metham sodium, and the solvents N-methylformamide and N-methylpyrrolidone. The preparation of some surfactants and photographic developers require methylamine as a building block.
228°C to 233°C