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Tri-n-octylamine is used as an extractant for organic acids like trichloroacetic acid, succinic acid, acetic acid and precious metals. It is also used as a solvent and an intermediate in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals. Further, it is employed in the preparation of quaternary ammonium compounds, agrochemicals, surfactants, lubricant additives, corrosion inhibitors, vulcanization accelerators and dyes.
Datta, D.; Uslu, H.; Kumar, S. Intensification of picolinic acid extraction with tri-n-butylphosphate and tri-n-octylamine in three different diluents. Chem. Eng. Res. Des. 2015, 95, 105-112.
Pal, D.; Tripathi, A.; Shukla, A.; Gupta, K. R.; Keshav, A. Reactive extraction of pyruvic acid using tri-n-octylamine diluted in decanol/kerosene: equilibrium and effect of temperature. J. Chem. Eng. Data 2015, 60 (3), 860-869.
Hazard Statements: H315-H319
Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P273-P280g-P305+P351+P338
Avoid release to the environment. Wear protective gloves. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.