Isopropylamine introduction

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Isopropylamine introduction

Post  gill on Fri Nov 26, 2010 10:54 am


Isopropylamine, also called 2-aminopropane, 2-propanamine, monoisopropylamine, and MIPA, is an organic compound, an amine. It is a base, as typical for amines. It is a hygroscopic colorless liquid with ammonia odor. Its melting point is −95.2 °C and its boiling point is 32.4 °C. It is miscible with water. It is extremely flammable, with flash point at −37 °C
The main uses of isopropylamine are in glyphosate herbicide formulations (e.g., Roundup or Vantage), a key component of atrazine (another herbicide), a regulating agent for plastics, intermediae in organic synthesis of coating materials, plastics, pesticides, rubber chemicals, pharmaceuticals and others, and as an additive in the petroleum industry.
Together with isopropyl alcohol it is used in some binary chemical weapons, as a mixture called OPA which in turn mixed with methylphosphonyl difluoride producessarin gas.


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