Methylamine, 40% w/w aq. solution is used as a mobile phase in the perchlorate analysis of milk and yogurt samples by LC-MS/MS. It is also used in the synthesis of 9-fluorenylmethyl N-methylcarbamate and tert-butyl N-methylcarbamate, 7-methylamino-2-(2-quinolyl)tropone, 2,5-meso-pyrrolidines and 2-(4-chlorophenyl)-N-methylacetamide. This compound also serves as a building block for the synthesis of many other commercially available compounds.
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Hazard Statements: H225-H301-H333-H315-H318-H335
Highly flammable liquid and vapour. Toxic if swallowed. May be harmful if inhaled. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye damage. May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P210-P301+P310a-P303+P361+P353-P305+P351+P338-P405-P501a
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTER/doctor 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.