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HMDS, 1,1,1,3,3,3-Hexamethyldisilazane
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n20/D 1.407 (lit.)


125 °C (lit.)

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General description

Hexamethyldisilazane (HDMS) is an organoslicon compound.HDMS is a colorless liquid used as a reagent and precursor in organic synthesis and organometallic chemistry.


Used in
  • condensation reactions of heterocyclic compounds, such as derivatives of xanthine
  • adhesion promoter for photoresist in photolithography
  • electron microscopy, as an alternative to critical point drying during sample preparation
  • pyrolysis-gas chromatography-mass spectrometry, in order to enhance detectability of compounds with polar functional groups.


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Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 3 Dermal - Acute Tox. 4 Inhalation - Acute Tox. 4 Oral - Aquatic Chronic 3 - Flam. Liq. 2

Storage Class Code

3 - Flammable liquids



Flash Point(F)

52.5 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

11.4 °C - closed cup

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dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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Joachim C Burbiel et al.
Beilstein journal of organic chemistry, 2, 20-20 (2006-10-28)
Poly-substituted xanthine derivatives are an important class of compounds in medicinal chemistry. Substitution at the 8-position of the purine ring is generally accessible by ring closure of a carboxamido-substituted uracil precursor. Although several procedures to accomplish this synthetic step have
G Chiavari et al.
Journal of chromatography. A, 922(1-2), 235-241 (2001-08-07)
Alpha-amino acids were pyrolysed at 600 degrees C in the presence of hexamethyldisilazane (HMDS) and the formed volatile products were analysed on line by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). Glycine, alanine, valine, leucine, isoleucine, norleucine, methionine, phenylalanine yielded principally the trimethylsilyl
Greta M de Waal et al.
Scientific reports, 10(1), 8777-8777 (2020-05-31)
Gut dysbiosis contributes to the development of a dysfunctional gut barrier, facilitating the translocation of bacteria and inflammagens, and is implicated in colorectal cancer (CRC) pathogenesis. Such 'leaky gut' conditions result in systemic inflammation, of which a hallmark is increased
D F Bray et al.
Microscopy research and technique, 26(6), 489-495 (1993-12-15)
Three different drying methods, critical-point drying (CPD), Peldri II, and hexamethyldisilazane (HMDS), were compared using representative animal (rat kidney, trachea, duodenum, lung, and red blood cells) and plant (leaves from ten species of monocotyledons and dicotyledons) specimens. All three drying
Else Driehuis et al.
Cancer discovery, 9(7), 852-871 (2019-05-06)
Previous studies have described that tumor organoids can capture the diversity of defined human carcinoma types. Here, we describe conditions for long-term culture of human mucosal organoids. Using this protocol, a panel of 31 head and neck squamous cell carcinoma


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