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Aliquat 336

Aliquat 336
IUPAC name N-Methyl-N,N-dioctyloctan-1-aminium chloride
Other names Tricaprylmethylammonium chloride, Methyltrioctylammonium chloride
CAS number 63393-96-4
RTECS number UZ2997500
Molecular formula C25H54ClN
Molar mass 404.16 g/mol
Appearance Colorless viscous liquid
Density 0.884 g/cm³, ?
Melting point

-20.0°C (253.2 K)

Boiling point

225 °C (498 K)

Solubility in water  ? g/100 ml (?°C)
Viscosity 1500 Pa·s at 30 °C
MSDS External MSDS
EU classification Harmful (Xn)
Main hazards Toxic (USA)
R-phrases R22 R38 R41 R50/53
S-phrases S26 S39 S60 S61
Flash point 113 °C (closed cup)
Related Compounds
Related Aliquat 100, Aliquat 134, Aliquat 175, Aliquat HTA-1
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)

Infobox disclaimer and references

Aliquat 336 (trademark of Cognis Corp.) is a mixture of C8 (octyl) and C10 (capryl) chains with C8 predominating. It is a quaternary ammonium salt used as a phase transfer catalyst and metal extraction reagent.


Aliquat 336 is used as a phase transfer catalyst in the catalytic oxidation of cyclohexene to 1,6-hexanedioic acid.[citation needed] This reaction is more environmentally friendly. It is an example of green chemistry, compared with the traditional method of oxidizing cyclohexanol or cyclohexanone with nitric acid[citation needed] or potassium permanganate[citation needed], which produce hazardous wastes.


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