methylamine definition

  • noun:
    • A toxic flammable gas, CH3NH2, created by the decomposition of organic matter and synthesized to be used as a solvent and in the manufacture of several products, particularly dyes and pesticides.
    • The most basic aliphatic amine, CH3NH2, a toxic gasoline, having many manufacturing programs.
    • a colorless, inflammable, alkaline gasoline, CH3.NH2, having an ammoniacal, fishy odor. It's produced artificially, and in addition does occur naturally in herring brine also fishy products. It's considered ammonia for which a 3rd of its hydrogen is replaced by methyl, and is a kind of the class of substituted ammonias.
    • See Methyl amine, under methyl.
    • A colorless gasoline (NH2CH3), having a strong ammoniacal smell, and resembling ammonia in many of the responses.

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