dimethylamine definition

  • noun:
    • The secondary amine (CH3)2NH with numerous manufacturing uses.
    • A colorless gasoline, (CH3)2NH, contained in herring-brine, and formed by the putrefaction of seafood, gelatin, and proteid material overall. Its prepared by the action of salt hydroxid on nitrosodimethylaniline, comes at 7.2-7.3° C., and resembles ammonia with its smell as well as in the constitution of the salts.

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