Tetramethylammonium acetate is used as an intermediate in organic synthesis, pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals and dyestuffs. Further, it is used to prepare (1R,4S)-4-hydroxycyclopent-2-en-1-essigsaeure-methylester by reacting with 1,3-dimethyl-imidazolidin-2-one. In addition to this, it serves as an emulsifier, catalyst, sterilizer, antistatic and antiseptic agent.
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Hazard Statements: H315-H319-H335
Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P261-P280a-P305+P351+P338-P304+P340-P405-P501a
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wear protective gloves and eye/face protection. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.