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632-22-4 - Tetramethylurea, 99% - A16295 - Alfa Aesar

A16295 Tetramethylurea, 99%

CAS Number
632-22-4
Synonyms

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50g 29.70
250g 112.00
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Tetramethylurea, 99%

MDL
MFCD00008319
EINECS
211-173-9

Chemical Properties

Formula
C5H12N2O
Formula Weight
116.16
Melting point
-1°
Boiling Point
176-178°
Flash Point
75°(167°F)
Density
0.969
Refractive Index
1.4506
Solubility
Miscible with water.Miscible with water, petroleum ether and common solvents.

Applications

Tetramethylurea is used as a solvent in dyestuff industries, in condensation reaction and intermediates in surfactant. It is utilized for base catalyzed isomerization and alkylation hydrocyanation due to its low permittivity. It reacts with oxalyl chloride to prepare tetramethyl chloroformamidinium chloride, which is used for the conversion of carboxylic acids and dialkyl phosphates to anhydrides and pyrophosphates respectively.

Notes

Hygroscopic. Keep the container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents.

Literature References

High-boiling dipolar aprotic solvent. The polar nature, wide liquid range and high solvent power of tetraalkylureas make them suitable solvents for a wide range of reactions; review: Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 18, 503 (1979).

Reacts with oxalyl chloride to give tetramethyl chloroformamidinium chloride, a useful reagent for the conversion of carboxylic acids and dialkyl phosphates to anhydrides and pyrophosphates respectively: Bull. Chem. Soc. Jpn., 56, 3529 (1983).

Indra, S.; Biswas, R. Hydrogen-bond dynamics of water in presence of an amphiphile, tetramethylurea: signature of confinement-induced effects. Mol. Simul. 2015, 41 (5-6), 471-482.

Krakowiak, J.; Wawer, J. Effect of temperature and ionic strength on volumetric and acoustic properties of solutions of urea alkyl derivatives in aqueous NaCl. J. Chem. Thermodyn. 2015, 90, 232-241.

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements: H227-H302-H313-H360

Combustible liquid. Harmful if swallowed. May be harmful in contact with skin. May damage fertility or the unborn child.

Precautionary Statements: P210u-P201-P280-P301+P312a-P405-P501a

Obtain special instructions before use. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF SWALLOWED: Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.

Other References

Merck
14,9230
Beilstein
773898
Harmonized Tariff Code
2924.19
TSCA
Yes
RTECS
YU2625000

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