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Tri-n-butylamine

Cas Number

75-65-0

Other Names

N,

N-dibutyl-1-butaanamine,

Tris-N-butylamine,

TBA

The formula

C12H27N

Introduction

Tri-n-butylamine is an important intermediate in the production of phase transfer catalysts like tributylmethylammonium chloride and tributylbenzylammonium chloride.

Physical and Chemical Properties
Formula Weight 185.36
Melting point <-70°
Boiling Point 216°
Flash Point 71°(159°F)
Density 0.778
Refractive Index 1.4290
Storage & Sensitivity Ambient temperatures.
Solubility Miscible with acetone, ethanol, ethyl ether and most organic solvents. Immiscible with water.
Applications

It is used in pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, surfactants, lubricant additives, vulcanization accelerators and dyes. It acts as a catalyst and as a solvent in organic syntheses and polymerization reactions. It serves as a strong base anion exchanger, acid acceptor, inhibitor in hydraulic fluids and an emulsifying agent. Further, it is used to prepare photographic chemicals.