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Creation date2015-10-09 22:28:20 UTC
Update date2017-01-19 02:36:12 UTC
FoodComEx IDPC000101
FoodDB RecordFDB003958
Chemical Information
NameMethylamine
DescriptionMethylamine is a colourless gas derivative of ammonia, but with one H atom replaced by a methyl group. It is the simplest primary amine. It has a strong odor similar to fish. Methylamine is used as a building block for the synthesis of many other commercially available compounds. Hundreds of millions of kilograms are produced annually. Methylamine is found in many foods, some of which are french plantain, tea, barley, and wild celery.
CAS Number74-89-5
Structure
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Synonyms
SynonymSource
Aminomethanebiospider
CH3-NH2ChEBI
MeNH2ChEBI
Methanaminebiospider
Methylaminebiospider
Monomethylaminebiospider
Chemical FormulaCH5N
IUPAC namemethanamine
InChI IdentifierInChI=1S/CH5N/c1-2/h2H2,1H3
InChI KeyBAVYZALUXZFZLV-UHFFFAOYSA-N
Isomeric SMILESCN
Average Molecular Weight31.0571
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight31.042199165
Chemical Taxonomy
Description belongs to the class of organic compounds known as monoalkylamines. These are organic compounds containing an primary aliphatic amine group.
KingdomOrganic compounds
Super ClassOrganic nitrogen compounds
ClassOrganonitrogen compounds
Sub ClassAmines
Direct ParentMonoalkylamines
Alternative Parents
Substituents
  • Organopnictogen compound
  • Hydrocarbon derivative
  • Primary aliphatic amine
  • Aliphatic acyclic compound
Molecular FrameworkAliphatic acyclic compounds
External Descriptors
Physico-Chemical Properties - Experimental
PropertyValueReference
Experimental logP-0.57HANSCH,C ET AL. (1995)
Experimental Water Solubility1080 mg/mL at 25 oCSCHWEIZER,AE et al. (1978)
Melting Point-93.4 oC
Foods of Origin
FoodContent Range AverageReference
FoodReference
Production Data
Production Methodcommercial
Production Method ReferenceNot Available
Production Method Reference FileNot Available
Quantity AvailableProduction upon request, up to 1 g
Delivery TimeNot Available
Storage Formsolid
Storage Conditions-80°C
StabilityNot Available
PurityNot Available
Spectra
Spectral Data Upon RequestNot Available
Provider Information
Contact NameContact InstitutionContact Email
Rosa Vazquez Fresnovazquezf@ualberta.ca
Commercial Vendors
Toronto Research Chemicals M285540
Toronto Research Chemicals M285535
Toronto Research Chemicals M330933