Methyl Tributyl Ammonium Chloride
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Methyl tributyl ammonium chloride chemical formula C13H30ClN is composed of a methyl group, four butyl groups, and a chloride ion attached to a nitrogen atom. It is an economical phase transfer catalyst that when used in chemical process has less environmental impact. It can be used instead of Tetrabutylammonium Chloride (TBAC) and Tetrabutylammonium Bromide (TBAB). This colourless to yellowish liquid is soluble in water and organic solvents like ethanol and ether. Methyl tributyl ammonium chloride is also used as a surfactant, a corrosion inhibitor, and a quaternary ammonium biocide.