Chemical name: Tetrabutylammonium Bromide
CAS number: 1643-19-2
Description and features
Catonium TBAB (Tetrabutylammonium Bromide) is a white powder, its chemical formula is C16H36BrN. TBAB is a quaternary ammonium salt and is one of the most widely used phase transfer catalysts. It finds its application in pharmaceuticals, herbicides, polymers, powder coatings and zeolites. This material is highly soluble in water and methanol.
Tetrabutylammonium Bromide is also known as TBAB, IPC-TBA and N,N,N-tributylbutan-1-aminium bromide.
|HS code||2923 90 00|
Molecular and structural information
|Molecular weight||322.37 g/mol|
|Appearance||White crystal powder|
|Melting Point||100 – 104 °C|
|Free Ammonium||≤0.20 %|
|Water content||≤0.40 %|
|Loss on drying||≤0.50 %|
|Bulk density||644 kg/m3 (35 ºC)|
|Flash point||100 ºC @ 960 hPa|
|Melting point||96.70 ºC @ 960 hPa|
|Partition coefficient (log Pow)||1.7115|
|pH value||6.48 @ 30 ºC|
|Solubility in methanol||100% @ 35ºC|
|Solubility in water||1000 g/l @ 35ºC|
|Vapour pressure||0.000000000796 mm Hg|
CatOnium TBAB (Tetrabutylammonium Bromide) is being used in: (powder) coatings, (fluoro)elastomers, herbicides, (powder coating) resins, and zeolites.
Available packaging: 20 / 25 KG carton drums
Special packaging is available on request
Europe and United States: Provided CatOnium TBAB is on stock in our local warehouses our lead time is about one week if delivered in 25 KG drums.
Canada, South America, South Africa and other markets can also be served, please contact our sales department for more details.
Store Tetrabutylammonium Bromide in a cool, dry and well-ventilated area and in line with legal requirements.
Keep TBAB away from heat sources and oxidizing agents.
This substance (CAS: 1643-19-2) has been pre-registered under REACH (EC) 1907/2006.
A Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) is available for CatOnium TBAB and all other products supplied by Vesta Intracon BV. An MSDS describes the hazards of a product and explains how a product can be safely handled, used and stored. Besides it provides important regulatory and emergency response information for the purchased product.