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N,O-Bis(trimethylsilyl)trifluoroacetamide is used as a derivatization reagent for gas chromatography and mass-spectrometry analysis of phenolic acids in fruits. It is also used as a reactant in the preparation of pyrimidinone ribosides and analogs which shows anti-tumor properties. It plays as an important role as a reagent for the regioselective desulfation of polysaccharide sulfates. Furthermore, it is used to prepare trimethylsilyl ethers of carbohydrates and alcohols.
Powerful silylation reagent useful in GC and GC-MS for the derivatization of a wide range of functional groups under mild conditions, similar to N,O-Bis(trimethylsilyl)acetamide, L00183, with the advantage that both the reagent and its by-product, trifluoroacetamide, are more volatile than the corresponding non-fluorinated analogues: Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun., 31, 616 (1968). See Appendix 4.
Sagona, J. A.; Dukett, J. E.; Hawley, H. A.; Mazurek, M. A. Sequential derivatization of polar organic compounds in cloud water using O-(2, 3, 4, 5, 6-pentafluorobenzyl) hydroxylamine hydrochloride, N, O-bis (trimethylsilyl) trifluoroacetamide, and gas-chromatography/mass spectrometry analysis. J. Chromatogr. A 2014, 1362, 16-24.
Irei, S.; Rudolph, J.; Huang, L. Compound-specific stable carbon isotope ratios of phenols and nitrophenols derivatized with N, O-bis (trimethylsilyl) trifluoroacetamide. Anal. Chim. Acta 2013, 786, 95-102.
Hazard Statements: H226-H314-H335
Flammable liquid and vapour. Causes severe skin burns and eye damage. May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P210-P233-P235-P240-P241-P242-P243-P260-P264b-P271-P280-P301+P330+P331-P303+P361+P353-P304+P340-P305+P351+P338-P310-P363-P370+P378q-P501c
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. Keep container tightly closed. Keep cool. Ground/bond container and receiving equipment. Use explosion-proof electrical/ventilating/lighting/ equipment. Use only non-sparking tools. Take precautionary measures against static discharge. Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF SWALLOWED: Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician. Wash contaminated clothing before reuse. In case of fire: Use CO2, dry chemical, or foam Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant