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N-Methyl-N-(trimethylsilyl)trifluoroacetamide

for GC derivatization, LiChropur, ≥98.5%

Synonym(s):
MSTFA, N-Trimethylsilyl-N-methyl trifluoroacetamide
Linear Formula:
CF3CON(CH3)Si(CH3)3
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
199.25
Beilstein:
1941550
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.22

Quality Level

grade

for GC derivatization

vapor density

>1 (vs air)

vapor pressure

8.8 mmHg ( 27 °C)

assay

≥98.5% (GC)
≥98.5%

form

liquid

quality

LiChropur

reaction suitability

reagent type: derivatization reagent
reaction type: Silylations

technique(s)

gas chromatography (GC): suitable

refractive index

n20/D 1.38 (lit.)
n20/D 1.380

bp

130-132 °C (lit.)

density

1.075 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

storage temp.

2-8°C

SMILES string

CN(C(=O)C(F)(F)F)[Si](C)(C)C

InChI

1S/C6H12F3NOSi/c1-10(12(2,3)4)5(11)6(7,8)9/h1-4H3

InChI key

MSPCIZMDDUQPGJ-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

N-Methyl-N-(trimethylsilyl)trifluoroacetamide (MSTFA) is a silylating reagent.

Application

Learn more in the Product Information
Suitable for the derivatization of amines, amino acids, carboxyl, hydroxyamines, indolalkylamine, n-nitrosoamino acids, nucleosides, phenolalkylamines, serotonin and tryptamine.
MSTFA may be used in silylation procedure to detemine steroid hormones 17α-ethinylestradiol (EE2) and estrone using GC-MS. MSTFA along with Trimethylsilyl chloride (TMCS) in eithyl acetate, acetonitrile and dichloromethane solvents leads to formation of trimethylsilyl (TMS) and tert-butyldimethylsilyl (TBS) derivatives.

Other Notes

Powerful silylating agent
Reagent for N-acetyl-N, trifluoroacetyl, trimethylsilyl, N-trimethylsilyl-N-trifluoroacetyl, and O-trimethylsilyl (TMS)

Legal Information

LiChropur is a trademark of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

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Hazard Statements

Hazard Classifications

Eye Irrit. 2 - Flam. Liq. 3 - Skin Irrit. 2 - STOT SE 3

Target Organs

Respiratory system

Storage Class Code

3 - Flammable liquids

WGK

WGK 3

Flash Point(F)

77.0 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

25 °C - closed cup

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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Articles

Silylation of Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs

Results of a study involving the ability few Fluka silylating reagents to form GC-MS-compatible trimethylsilylmethyl derivatives of NSAIDs

Protocols

MSTFA/MSTFA-d9 Derivatization of Amphetamine for GC/MS Detection and Identification

Example displays how MSTFA/MSTFA-d9 derivatization of amphetamine provides valuable information in mass spectra and chromatograms using SLB-5ms GC column.

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