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N,N,N',N'-Tetramethylethylenediamine is used as polymerization accelerator in gel electrophoresis, solvent and oxidizing reagent. N,N,N',N'-Tetramethylethylenediamine is used as anti-hyperlipidemic, plant growth stimulator, pathogen growth inhibitor, confers plant disease resistance. TEMED is used with ammonium persulfate to catalyze the polymerization of acrylamide when making polyacrylamide gels, used in gel electrophoresis. TMEDA is widely employed as a ligand for metal ions. TEMED can also be a component of Hypergolic propellants. Tetramethylethylenediamine (TEMED) is an essential catalyst for polyacrylamide gel polymerization. TEMED is frequently used with another catalyst, APS, for the preparation of polyacrylamide gels for protein and nucleic acid analysis.
M.D. Rausch,; D.J. Ciappenelli.Organometallic π-complexes XII. The metalation of benzene and ferrocene by n-butyllithium-N,N,N?,N?-tetramethylethylenediamine. Journal of Organometallic Chemistry. 1967, 10(1), 127-136.
Neena Grover,; Nishi Gupta,; Phirtu Singh,; H. Holden Thorp. Studies of electrocatalytic DNA cleavage by oxoruthenium(IV). X-ray crystal structure of [Ru(tpy)(tmen)OH2](ClO4)2 (tmen = N,N,N',N'-tetramethylethylenediamine, tpy = 2,2',2''-terpyridine). Inorg. Chem. 1992, 31(11), 2014-2020.
Hazard Statements: H225-H302-H314-H332-H335
Highly flammable liquid and vapour. Harmful if swallowed. Causes severe skin burns and eye damage. Harmful if inhaled. May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P210-P233-P235-P240-P241-P242-P243-P260-P264b-P270-P271-P280-P303+P361+P353-P304+P340-P305+P351+P338-P310-P330-P331-P363-P370+P378q-P501c
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. Keep container tightly closed. Keep cool. Ground/bond container and receiving equipment. Use explosion-proof electrical/ventilating/lighting/ equipment. Use only non-sparking tools. Take precautionary measures against static discharge. Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product. Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician. Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Wash contaminated clothing before reuse. In case of fire: Use CO2, dry chemical, or foam Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant