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[*] posted on 1-2-2004 at 15:50
Reduction of HMTD


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Is it possible to reduce HMTD to tri(hydroxymethyl)amine? If yes, how to proceed a save reduction of HMTD or other organic peroxides?




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[*] posted on 2-2-2004 at 13:45


the problem is HMTD has very low solublities in most solvents.
if your goal is trimethylolamine it's a formaldehyde ammonia condensation product which exists in solutions of formaldehyde and ammonia (or aq sol of hexamine) as a equilibration product but I strongly doubt it could ever been isolated.




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[*] posted on 2-2-2004 at 15:53


Yeah, I’m thinking how to synthesize trimethylolamine. Is it possible to have it in pure form? I had never seen a preparation of it. I don't think that trimethylolamine transforms to hexamine but it just can't be form via formaldehyde/ammonia reaction for some other reason. Maybe I'm wrong.



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