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Trimethyl phosphate



Trimethyl phosphate
General
Other names phosphoric acid, trimethyl ester
TMP
methyl phosphate,
trimethoxyphosphine oxide
trimethyl orthophosphate
Molecular formula (CH3)3PO4
Molar mass 140.08 g·mol−1
Appearance Colorless liquid
CAS number 512-56-1
Properties
Solubility in water good
Melting point -46 °C
Boiling point 197 °C
Hazards
MSDS External MSDS
EU classification Harmful substances or preparations (Xn)
NFPA 704
1
2
0
R-phrases R22,R36/37/38
S-phrases S36/37,S45
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for
materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
Infobox disclaimer and references

Trimethyl phosphate, (CH3O)3PO, is the trimethyl ester of phosphoric acid.

Additional recommended knowledge

Applications

Trimethyl phosphate is a methylating agent for nitrogen heterocyclic compounds. It is used as a color inhibitor for fibers (e.g. polyester) and other polymers. This compound is used as a solvent for aromatic halogenations and nitrations and for pesticides and pharmaceuticals.

 
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