Triton B, Trimethylbenzylammonium hydroxide, N,N,N-Trimethyl-1-phenylmethanaminium hydroxide
3D model (JSmol)
|Molar mass||167.25 g·mol−1|
|Appearance||Liquid, clear, slightly yellow|
|Miscible in water|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
|what is ?)(|
Benzyltrimethylammonium hydroxide, also known as Triton B or trimethylbenzylammonium hydroxide, is a quaternary ammonium salt that functions as an organic base. It is usually handled as a solution in water or methanol. The compound is colourless, although the solutions often appear yellowish. Commercial samples often have a distinctive fish-like odour, presumably due to the presence of trimethylamine via hydrolysis.
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- Marc Halpern "Phase-Transfer Catalysis" in Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry 2002, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim. doi:10.1002/14356007.a19_293
- Chaturvedi, D., & Ray, S. (2006). Triton b catalyzed, efficient, one-pot synthesis of carbamate esters from alcoholic tosylates. Monatshefte fuer Chemie, 137. Retrieved from http://www.springerlink.com/content/m48703268m3qw323/fulltext.pdf doi:10.1007/s00706-005-0452-2