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DMF (Di-Methyl-Formamide)

DMF (Di-Methyl-Formamide)
  • DMF (Di-Methyl-Formamide)
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Product Details:

BrandLuxi, Chemanol
Purity99.9%
GradeTechnical
Usage/ApplicationIndustrial Solvent
Packaging TypeDrum Packing
Packaging Size190, 200 Kg

Dimethylformamide is an organic compound with the formula (CH3)2NC(O)H.
Commonly abbreviated as DMF (though this acronym is sometimes used for dimethylfuran), this colourless liquid is miscible with water and the majority of organic liquids. DMF is a common solvent for chemical reactions. Pure dimethylformamide is odorless whereas technical grade or degraded dimethylformamide often has a fishy smell due to impurity of dimethylamine. Its name is derived from the fact that it is a derivative of formamide, the amide of formic acid.

Dimethylformamide is a polar (hydrophilic) aprotic solvent with a high boiling point. It facilitates reactions that follow polar mechanisms, such as SN2 reactions. Dimethylformamide can be synthesized from methyl formate and dimethylamine or by reaction of dimethylamine with carbon monoxide.

Dimethylformamide is not stable in the presence of strong bases like sodium hydroxide or strong acids such as hydrochloric acid or sulfuric acid and is hydrolyzed back into formic acid and dimethylamine, especially at elevated temperatures.

Production : -
    Dimethyl formamide is produced either via catalyzed reaction of dimethylamine and carbon monoxide in methanol or via the reaction of methyl formate with dimethylamine.

It may also be prepared on a laboratory scale by reacting dimethylamine with formic acid.

Applications :- 
    The primary use of dimethylformamide is as a solvent with low evaporation rate. DMF is used in the production of acrylic fibers and plastics. It is also used as a solvent in peptide coupling for pharmaceuticals, in the development and production of pesticides, and in the manufacture of adhesives, synthetic leathers, fibers, films, and surface coatings.

It is used as a reagent in the Bouveault aldehyde synthesis and in the Vilsmeier-Haack reaction, another useful method of forming aldehydes. It is also a common catalyst used in the synthesis of acyl halides, in particular the synthesis of acyl chlorides from carboxylic acids using oxalyl or thionyl chloride. DMF penetrates most plastics and makes them swell. This property makes it very suitable for solid phase peptide synthesis. It also frequently occurs as a component of paint strippers for this purpose.

DMF is very effective at separating and suspending carbon nanotubes, and is recommended by the NIST for use in near infrared spectroscopy of such.

DMF can be utilized as a standard in proton NMR allowing for a quantitative determination of an unknown chemical.

DMF is used as a solvent to recover olefins such as 1,3-butadiene via extractive distillation.

It is also used in the manufacturing of solvent dyes as an important raw material. It is consumed during reaction.

Pure acetylene gas cannot be compressed and stored without the danger of explosion. Industrial acetylene gas is, therefore, dissolved in dimethylformamide and stored in metal cylinders or bottles. The casing is also filled with agamassan, which renders it safe to transport and use.


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