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Tetramethylethylenediamine

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tetramethylethylenediamine
IUPAC name:
Synonyms: TEMED;see below
Formula: C6H16N2

 Uses: polymer chemistry

 Properties: free radical stabilizer

 Hazards: flammable

Mass (g/mol): CAS #:
116.21 110-18-9


N,N,N',N'-tetramethylethylenediamine, mostly referred to as TEMED or TMEDA, is a chemical which stabilizes free radicals, such as ammonium persulfate, thereby improving the formation of polymeric materials, such as polyacrylamide gels, for example, used in electrophoresis.