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reagent grade, ≥99%

Bis(trimethylsilyl)amine, HMDS
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reagent grade





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n20/D 1.407 (lit.)


125 °C (lit.)

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General description

Hexamethyldisilazane (HMDS) is used to trimethylsilylate alcohols, amines, thiols. HMDS can also be used for the preparation of trimethylsilyl ethers from hydroxy compounds.


HMDS is used for specimen preparation for scanning electron microscopy.


1 L in Sure/Seal™
100 mL in Sure/Seal™


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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

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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F Braet et al.
Journal of microscopy, 186(Pt 1), 84-87 (1997-04-01)
Critical point drying (CPD) is a common method of drying biological specimens for scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Drying by evaporation of hexamethyldisilazane (HMDS) has been described as a good alternative. This method, however, is infrequently used. Therefore, we reassessed HMDS
Rapid and highly efficient trimethylsilylation of alcohols and phenols
with hexamethyldisilazane (HMDS) catalysed by in situ generated I2
using OxoneR /KI or cerium ammonium nitrate (CAN)/KI systems
under mild conditions
Eskandar K, et al.
Journal of Chemical Sciences (Bangalore), 123(5), 703-708 (2011)
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