Saturday, October 15, 2011


Methylamine is the organic compound with a formula of CH₃NH₂. This colourless gas is a derivative of ammonia, but with one H atom replaced by a methyl group.

Methylamine is used as a building block for the synthesis of many other commercially available compounds. Over 1 million tonnes are produced annually.

Methylamine has many applications in various industries. It is an important intermediate in the manufacture of a variety of products including pharmaceuticals (e.g.,ephedrine), pesticides (e.g., 1-naphthyl-N-methyl carbamate, Vapam), explosives, surfactants, and accelerators.

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