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Compound Summary for: CID 6503     Try the new version summary page

Tromethamine

Also known as: Tris; Trometamol; Tris(Hydroxymethyl)aminomethane; Tham; Trisamine; Tris buffer; Trizma; 77-86-1; Tromethane
Molecular Formula: C4H11NO3   Molecular Weight: 121.13504   InChIKey: LENZDBCJOHFCAS-UHFFFAOYSA-N
An organic amine proton acceptor. It is used in the synthesis of surface-active agents and pharmaceuticals; as an emulsifying agent for cosmetic creams and lotions, mineral oil and paraffin wax emulsions, as a biological buffer, and used as an alkalizer. (From Merck, 11th ed; Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p1424)   From: MeSH
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