CAS No.100-85-6 Benzyltrimethylammonium hydroxide

Benzyltrimethylammonium hydroxide

Name Benzyltrimethylammonium hydroxide
CAS Registry Number 100-85-6
Synonyms TRITON B;TRITON(R) B;TRIMETHYLBENZYLAMMONIUM HYDROXIDE;Benzenemethanaminium,N,N,N-trimethyl-,hydroxide;benzyltrimethyl-ammoniuhydroxide;Benzyltrimethylammoniumhydrox;n,n,n-trimethyl-benzenemethanaminiuhydroxide;n,n,n-trimethylbenzenemethanaminiumhydroxide
Molecular Structure Benzyltrimethylammonium hydroxide  100-85-6
Molecular Formula C10H17NO
Molecular Weight 167.25

CAS 100-85-6 Wiki / 100-85-6 MSDS

Benzyltrimethylammonium hydroxide
Skeletal formula of benzyltrimethylammonium hydroxide
Ball-and-stick model of the benzyltrimethylammonium hydroxide ions
IUPAC name
Benzyl(trimethyl)azanium hydroxide
Other names
Triton B, Trimethylbenzylammonium hydroxide, N,N,N-Trimethyl-1-phenylmethanaminium hydroxide
CAS Number
  • 100-85-6 YesY
3D model (JSmol)
  • Interactive image
  • 60218 YesY
ECHA InfoCard 100.002.632
PubChem CID
  • 66854
  • 8P4488425W N
Chemical formula
Molar mass 167.25 g·mol−1
Appearance Liquid, clear, slightly yellow
Density 0.95 g/mL
Solubility in water
Miscible in water
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Infobox references

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.[1] Commercial samples often have a distinctive fish-like odour, presumably due to the presence of trimethylamine via hydrolysis.