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Methyltrimethoxysilane is used as an acid scavenger, for example in the formation of substituted azulenes from allenylsilanes and tropylium tetrafluoroborate.
Eiichi Tabei; Shigeru Mori; Fumio Okada; Susumu Tajima; Kazuo Ogino; Yuzuru Okawara and Seiji Tobita. Metastable ion study of organosilicon compounds. Part Vtetramethoxysilane and trimethoxymethylsilane. Organic Mass Spectrometry. 1992, 27, 702-708.
Has been used as an acid scavenger, for example in the formation of substituted azulenes from allenylsilanes and Tropylium tetrafluoroborate, A14045: J. Am. Chem. Soc., 111, 389 (1989).
Hazard Statements: H225-H315-H319-H335
Highly flammable liquid and vapour. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P210-P261-P303+P361+P353-P305+P351+P338-P405-P501a
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.