|Other names||N,N-Dimethylbenzenemethanamine, N-Benzyldimethylamine, Dimethylbenzylamine, Benzyl-N,N-dimethylamine, N-(Phenylmethyl)dimethylamine, BDMA, Sumine 2015, Benzenemethanamine, Dabco B-16, Araldite accelerator 062, N,N-Dimethyl(phenyl)methanamine|
|Molar mass||135.21 g/mol|
|Appearance||colourless to yellow liquid|
|Density||0.91 g/cm3 at 20 °C|
180 - 183 °C
|Solubility in water||1.2 g/L (27 °C)|
|R-phrases||, , , , , ,|
|S-phrases||, , ,|
|Flash point||55 °C|
| Except where noted otherwise, data are given for|
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
Infobox disclaimer and references
Dimethylbenzylamine is the organic compound with the formula C6H5CH2N(CH3)2. The molecule contains the benzyl group, C6H5CH2, attached to a dimethylamino functional group. It is used as a catalyst for the formation of polyurethane foams and epoxy resins.
Like some other benzyl compounds, the molecule is undergoes directed ortho metalation with butyl lithium. Because of this reaction, many derivatives are known with the formula 2-X-C6H4CH2N(CH3)2 (X = SR, PR2, etc).
- ↑ Brasen, W. R.; Hauser, C. R. (1963). "2-Methylbenzyldimethylamine". Organic Syntheses Coll. 4: 585.
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