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Record Information
Created at2020-11-23 19:43:34 UTC
Updated at2021-08-19 23:59:32 UTC
NP-MRD IDNP0002917
Secondary Accession NumbersNone
Natural Product Identification
Common NameTetramethylammonium
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DescriptionTetramethylammonium is also known as trimethylaminomethane. It was first documented in 1999 (PMID: 10421447). Based on a literature review very few articles have been published on Tetramethylammonium (PMID: 17984079) (PMID: 10788331).
Tetramethylammonium hydrogen dichlorideMeSH
Tetramethylammonium hydroxideMeSH
Tetraamethylammonium acetateMeSH
Tetramethylammonium iodideMeSH
Tetramethylammonium nitrateMeSH
Tetramethylammonium bromideMeSH
Tetramethylammonium chlorideMeSH
Tetramethylammonium fluorideMeSH
Tetramethylammonium hydroxide pentahydrateMeSH
Tetramethylammonium perchlorateMeSH
Tetramethylammonium sulfate (2:1)MeSH
Tetramethylammonium tribromideMeSH
Tetramethylammonium triiodideMeSH
Chemical FormulaC4H12N
Average Mass74.1448 Da
Monoisotopic Mass74.09697 Da
IUPAC Nametetramethylazanium
Traditional Nametetramethylammonium
CAS Registry NumberNot Available
InChI Identifier
Experimental Spectra
Spectrum TypeDescriptionDepositor IDDepositor OrganizationDepositorDeposition DateView
1D NMR13C NMR Spectrum (1D, 500 MHz, D2O, simulated)Wishart LabWishart LabDavid Wishart2021-06-20View Spectrum
1D NMR1H NMR Spectrum (1D, 500 MHz, D2O, simulated)Wishart LabWishart LabDavid Wishart2021-06-20View Spectrum
1D NMR13C NMR Spectrum (1D, 500 MHz, D2O, simulated)Wishart LabWishart LabDavid Wishart2021-06-20View Spectrum
1D NMR13C NMR Spectrum (1D, 500 MHz, D2O, experimental)Wishart LabWishart LabDavid Wishart2021-06-20View Spectrum
Predicted Spectra
Not Available
Chemical Shift Submissions
Not Available
Species of OriginNot Available
Chemical Taxonomy
DescriptionThis compound belongs to the class of organic compounds known as tetraalkylammonium salts. These are organonitrogen compounds containing a quaternary ammonium substituted with four alkyl chains.
KingdomOrganic compounds
Super ClassOrganic nitrogen compounds
ClassOrganonitrogen compounds
Sub ClassQuaternary ammonium salts
Direct ParentTetraalkylammonium salts
Alternative Parents
  • Tetraalkylammonium salt
  • Organopnictogen compound
  • Hydrocarbon derivative
  • Organic salt
  • Amine
  • Organic cation
  • Aliphatic acyclic compound
Molecular FrameworkAliphatic acyclic compounds
External Descriptors
Physical Properties
StateNot Available
Experimental Properties
Melting PointNot AvailableNot Available
Boiling Point343.19 °C. @ 760.00 mm Hg (est)The Good Scents Company Information System
Water Solubility5.1e-05 mg/L @ 25 °C (est)The Good Scents Company Information System
LogP9.656 (est)The Good Scents Company Information System
Predicted Properties
Physiological Charge1ChemAxon
Hydrogen Acceptor Count0ChemAxon
Hydrogen Donor Count0ChemAxon
Polar Surface Area0 ŲChemAxon
Rotatable Bond Count0ChemAxon
Refractivity35.9 m³·mol⁻¹ChemAxon
Polarizability9.75 ųChemAxon
Number of Rings0ChemAxon
Rule of FiveYesChemAxon
Ghose FilterNoChemAxon
Veber's RuleYesChemAxon
MDDR-like RuleNoChemAxon
HMDB IDNot Available
DrugBank IDDB03095
Phenol Explorer Compound IDNot Available
FoodDB IDNot Available
KNApSAcK IDNot Available
Chemspider ID6140
KEGG Compound IDC20292
BioCyc IDNot Available
BiGG IDNot Available
Wikipedia LinkTetramethylammonium
METLIN IDNot Available
PubChem CompoundNot Available
PDB IDNot Available
ChEBI ID46020
Good Scents IDrw1580231
General References
  1. Ulrich EL, Akutsu H, Doreleijers JF, Harano Y, Ioannidis YE, Lin J, Livny M, Mading S, Maziuk D, Miller Z, Nakatani E, Schulte CF, Tolmie DE, Kent Wenger R, Yao H, Markley JL: BioMagResBank. Nucleic Acids Res. 2008 Jan;36(Database issue):D402-8. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkm957. Epub 2007 Nov 4. [PubMed:17984079 ]
  2. Stojan J, Marcel V, Fournier D: Effect of tetramethylammonium, choline and edrophonium on insect acetylcholinesterase: test of a kinetic model. Chem Biol Interact. 1999 May 14;119-120:137-46. doi: 10.1016/s0009-2797(99)00022-8. [PubMed:10421447 ]
  3. Van Belle D, De Maria L, Iurcu G, Wodak SJ: Pathways of ligand clearance in acetylcholinesterase by multiple copy sampling. J Mol Biol. 2000 May 12;298(4):705-26. doi: 10.1006/jmbi.2000.3698. [PubMed:10788331 ]