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Dimethyl Foramamide

CAS # 68-12-2

DESCRIPTION

Dimethylformamide appears as a water-white liquid with a faint fishy odor having chemical formula HCON (CH3)2. It is widely used in industries as a solvent, an additive, or an intermediate because of its extensive miscibility with water and most common organic solvents.

PROPERTIES

Appearance

Clear Liquid

Color (APHA)

3.0

pH at 25°C in 20% solution

7.0

Conductivity in 20% water @ 250C

0.80

Dimethyl Form amide Content (%wt.)

99.98

Water Content (%w)

0.005

Methanol Content (%wt.)

< 0.001

Acidity as Formic Acid (mg/kg)

4.0

Base as DMA (mg/kg)

1.0

Iron ppm

0.010

 

APPLICATION

 

·         Dimethylformamide is commonly used as a solvent.

 

·         It is used as a reagent in Bouveault aldehyde synthesis and also in Vilsmeier-Haack reaction.

 

·         It acts as a catalyst in the synthesis of acyl chlorides.

 

·         It is used for separating and refining crude from olefin gas.

 

·         DMF along with methylene chloride acts as a remover of varnish or lacquers.

·         It is also used in the manufacture of adhesives, fibers and films.

 

·         DMF penetrates most plastics and makes them swell. Because of this property DMF is suitable for solid phase peptide synthesis and as a component of paint strippers

 

 

 

PACKAGING OPTIONS

   Drums