PRODUCT PROFILE Methylamines are produced by reacting ammonia with methanol at an elevated temperature and pressure in the presence of a catalyst. Methylamine is the organic compound with a formula of CH3NH2. This colourless gas is a derivative of ammonia, but with one H atom replaced by a methyl group. It is the simplest primary amine. It is sold as a solution in methanol, ethanol, THF, and water, or as theanhydrous gas in pressurized metal containers. Industrially methylamine is sold in its anhydrous form in pressurized railcars and tank trailers. It has a strong odor similar to fish. Methylamine is used as a building block for the synthesis of many other commercially available compounds. Over 1 million tonnes are produced annually. All the three amines namely monomethylamine, dimethylamine and trimethylamine strongly resemble ammonia in most of their physical properties. They are gas under ambient conditions and they liquefy under pressure giving rise to colourless liquid. Product characteristics: Appearance : Clear, colourless liquid with strong ammonical . . odour Chemical formula : CH5N CAS NO. : 74-89-5 Product availability : Available as anhydrous (liquefied gas under . pressure) 40 % solution, 45 % solution. Methylamines should be stored in a cool, dry, well ventilated area It should be kept away from flammable area, oxidizing materials and acids. Applications of Methylamine: Methylamines are a versatile group of molecules, the continuous process results in the simultaneous production of mono methylamines, di methylamines and tri methylamines (MMA, DMA and TMA). They are sold as anhydrous, liquefied compressed gases and as aqueous solutions available in a variety of packaging including rail trucks and ISO tanks. The range of possible applications for methylamines is vast, due to their high reactivity. Applications include pharmaceuticals, crop protection, ion-exchange resins, animal feed, explosives, building blocks for the paper industry, water treatment and surfactants, and many more. Some important area of the application of methylamine are: â€¢ Agrochemicals and intermediates (Dimethoate, MMAA etc) â€¢ Dyestuff â€¢ Derivatives (NMP, N methyl diethanolamine, methyl morpholin etc.) â€¢ Pharmaceuticals (Bulk drugs and API) â€¢ Ephedrine HCl â€¢ Explosives GLOBAL SCENARIO: Considering the diversified application sector of methylamines which are highly relevant to the Indian industrial and economic growth pattern, demand for methylamines is likely to go up steadily in India in the coming years. The overall outlook for methylamines is promising. This calls for additional capacity creation. Indian demand for methylamines is estimated to be 50,000 tonnes per annum. Global installed capacity of methylamines is estimated around 1.1 million tonnes per annum.