(1-Hexadecyl)trimethylammonium bromide, 98%

CAS Number 57-09-0 Synonyms
  • Cetrimonium bromide
  • Cetyltrimethylammonium bromide

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(1-Hexadecyl)trimethylammonium bromide, 98%

MDL: MFCD00011772
EINECS: 200-311-3

Chemical Properties

Formula: CH3(CH2)15N(CH3)3Br  Flash point: 244°(471°F)
Formula weight: 364.46  Sensitivity: Hygroscopic
Melting point: ca 245° dec. 

Literature References

Surfactant-type catalyst (see Appendix 2) with many applications:

O-Alkylation of alcohols and phenols; see 2,6-Dimethyl­phenol, A11947. Surfactant-assisted permanganate oxidations: Can. J. Chem., 67, 1381 (1989). Reduction of alkyl halides to alkanes using zinc powder in micelles: Synth. Commun., 19, 1649 (1989). Control of ortho-para ratio in the bromination of anilines: Tetrahedron Lett., 30, 6209 (1989). Also facilitates ligand-free palladium salt-catalyzed Heck and Suzuki cross-coupling reactions in water: Tetrahedron Lett., 46, 3357 (2005).

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements : H318-H315-H400-H410-H302-H335

Causes serious eye damage. Causes skin irritation. Very toxic to aquatic life. Very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects. Harmful if swallowed. May cause respiratory irritation.

Precautionary Statements : P280-P273-P305+P351+P338-P337+P313-P391-P501A

Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. Avoid release to the environment. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. If eye irritation persists: Get medical advice/attention. Collect spillage. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.

CorrosiveHarmful or IrritantDangerous for the environment

Other References

Merck: 14,2025
Beilstein: 3598189
UN#: UN3077
Hazard Class: 9
Packing Group: III
Harmonized Tariff Code: 2923.90
RTECS: BQ7875000


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