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Wednesday, June 06, 2012


  • N,N-Dimethylaniline (DMA) is an organic chemical compound, a substituted derivative ofaniline. 
  • DMA is produced industrially by alkylation of aniline with methanol in the presence of an acid catalyst
  • DMA is colourless or pale yellow to brown, oily liquid with characteristic amine-like odor. DMA is less dense than water and insoluble in water. 
  • N,N-Dimethylaniline is used in the manufacture of Michler's ketone which is a chemical intermediate used in the synthesis of many dyes and pigments.These pigments are used to dye paper, textiles, and leather. 
  • N,N-Dimethylaniline is a key precursor to commercially important triarylmethane dyes such as Malachite green or Crystal (Gentian) violet used as a histological stain and in Gram's method of classifying bacteria. 

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