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Trimethylamine hydrochloride is used in the manufacture of quaternary ammonium compounds, as insect attractant. It is used as a raw material for the synthesis of choline chloride, quaternary ammonium compounds, ion exchange resins. It acts as cationic starch reagents, phase transfer catalyst, oil field chemicals, warning agent for natural gas and flotation agent.
Smaranda Craciun; Emily P Balskus. Microbial conversion of choline to trimethylamine requires a glycyl radical enzyme.PNAS.2007, 109 (52), 21307-21312.
Masao Miyake; Hiroshi Motonami; Suguru Shiomi; Tetsuji Hirato. Electrodeposition of purified aluminum coatings from dimethylsulfone-AlCl3 electrolytes with trimethylamine hydrochloride..Surface and Coatings Technology.2012, 206 4225-4229.
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.