Accession Number : ADD001275

Title :   Method for the Manufacture of Tetrakis (Dimethylamino) Ethylene.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Liggett,Thomas

Report Date : 16 Jul 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : Tetrakis (Dimethylamino) ethylene (TMAE) is a clear, light yellow, liquid, chemiluminescent material of interest to the military services for a variety of operations, as well as being useful as a polymerization initiator, e.g. for vinyl polymerizations. It is useful as an emergency source of light such as is needed when an airplane is disabled. The patent describes an improved method for the manufacture of tetrakis (dimethylamino) ethylene (TMAE), which comprises the step of reacting chlorotrifluoroethylene (CTFE) with dimethylamine (DMA). The invention also contemplates a new and useful method for separating and recovering excess DMA.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Chemiluminescence, Synthesis(Chemistry), Amines, Alkenes, Fluorinated hydrocarbons, Chlorinated hydrocarbons

Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE