Phenyltrimethylammonium chloride is an effective phase transfer catalyst, methylating agent, also useful for alkaline depolymerizations, corrosion inhibitor for low carbon steel.
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Hazard Statements: H301-H311
Toxic if swallowed. Toxic in contact with skin.
Precautionary Statements: P280h-P301+P310a-P312a-P321-P405-P501a
Wear protective gloves/clothing. IF SWALLOWED: Specific treatment (see label). Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.