Gas Phase Hydrolysis of DMAEE
Dr. Thomas M. Dydek
dydek at tox-expert.com
Fri Oct 31 20:22:38 EST 2003
Gary Greenberg of the Occupational and Environmental Medicine list
suggested that I post this to your list as well:
I am working on a project in which the chemical of concern is
dimethylaminoethylether (DMAEE). This compound can be fairly toxic, but
it does decompose in air via hydrolysis when contacted with water (for
example, at elevated relative humidities in air).
My questions to the list are 1) what are the likely reaction products of
the hydrolysis? and 2) how fast is the hydrolysis reaction at ambient
temperatures (80 to 100 degress F) and relative humidities (50 to 90%)?
Under the conditions which exist for my project, there is a good deal
of turbulent flow, so I am assuming complete mixing. The initial
concentration of DMAEE is on the order of 100 to 200 parts per million.
If you need additional information to be able to comment, please reply
to me privately. Any assistance you can supply will be greatly
appreciated. Do you know of any other lists to which I should also post
Dr. Thomas M. Dydek, Ph.D., D.A.B.T., P.E.
Environmental Toxicologist and Engineer
Dydek Environmental Consulting
Web Site: www.tox-expert.com
Office Phone: (512) 280-5477
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