Dimethylformamide (CAS 68-12-2)


Dimethylformamide (CAS 68-12-2)

Dimethylformamide is an organic compound with the formula (CH3)2NC(O)H. Commonly abbreviated as DMF (although this initialism is sometimes used for dimethylfuran, or dimethyl fumarate), this colourless liquid is miscible with water and the majority of organic liquids. DMF is a common solvent for chemical reactions. Dimethylformamide is odorless, but technical-grade or degraded samples often have a fishy smell due to impurity of dimethylamine. Dimethylamine degradation impurities can be removed by sparging samples with an inert gas such as argon or by sonicating the samples under reduced pressure. As its name indicates, it is structurally related to formamide, having two methyl groups in the place of the two hydrogens. DMF is a polar (hydrophilic) aprotic solvent with a high boiling point. It facilitates reactions that follow polar mechanisms, such as SN2 reactions.

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Industries: Paints and varnishes
CAS number: 68-12-2
WE number: 200-679-5
Chemical formula: C3H7NO
Molar mass: 73,1 g/mol
Customs tariff code: 29241900
ADR: UN2265
Other physical properties
pH: 7 (200 g/l, 20°C)
Melting / freezing point: -61°C
Boiling point / range: 152 – 153°C
Relative density: 0,98 g/cm3 przy -15°C

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