Methylamine Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Methylamine Properties


Methylamine 3D Structure-Molecule 3D Struture
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Methylamine Structure-Molecule Struture
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Methylamine is the organic compound. This colourless gas is a derivative of ammonia, where in one H atom is replaced by a methyl group. It is the simplest primary amine. It has a strong odor similar to fish. Methylamine is used as a building block for the synthesis of many other commercially available compounds. Representative commercially significant chemicals produced from methylamine include the pharmaceuticals ephedrine and theophylline, the pesticides carbofuran, carbaryl, and metham sodium, and the solvents N-methylformamide and N-methylpyrrolidone. The preparation of some surfactants and photographic developers require methylamine as a building block. Liquid methylamine can be used as a solvent analogous to liquid ammonia. It can also be used for scavenging H2S from hydrocarbon in refining applications.

Chemical Properties

Acidity 10.62
Appearance Colorless gas
Boiling Point -6 °C
CAS Number 74-89-5
Density 0.785 g/ml
Dipole Moment 1.31 D
EINECS Number 200-820-0
HS Code 292111100
IUPAC Name Aminomethane
InChI 1S/CH5N/c1-2/h2H2,1H3
LR Assay ~ 40.0%
Lab Grade LR
Melting Point -94 °C
Molar Mass 31.06 g/mol
Molecular Formula CH5N
Molecular Shape Tetrahedral
NFPA 704 H-3,F-4,R-0,C-NA
RTECS Number PF6300000
Refractive n20/D 1.371
Solubility 108 g/100 ml
Synonyms Monomethylamine;MMA;Aminomethane;Methanamine;Methylamine
Viscosity 0.23 cP uses cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. X