Tolyltriazole, also known as 4 (5)-methyl benzotriazole, is one of the chemicals used in industry for which various applications have been defined.TTA is a product that protects against galvanic corrosion by other metals. It is structurally very similar to benzotriazole and is used in water cooling systems, brake and hydraulic fluids, automotive coolants (antifreeze), and other lubricants. Shanghai Chemex is one of the most reputable suppliers of this chemical in the world.
Physical and Chemical Properties of TTA:
Tolyltriazole (TTA) has a molecular formula of C7H7N3 and a molar mass of 133.16 g / mol. This powder or granule, appears white or light yellow and is a combination of 4 methyl benzotriazole and 5 methyl benzotriazole and is soluble in organic solvents such as benzene, alcohol, toluene, and chloroform, but is difficult to dissolve in water.
The following table shows the most important physical and chemical properties of this aromatic substance:
|Molecular weight (g/mol)||155.13|
|Granular or Powder|
|Melting point (°C)||83|
|PH||5.5 – 6.5|
|Chemical Structure Depiction
Synthesis and Production Process of Tolyl triazole (TTA):
The synthesis of tolyl triazole can be done in a round bottom container where temperature can be measured. To perform this exothermic reaction, we need a stirrer, a funnel, and a nitrogen gas inlet pipe, such as a condenser.
This reaction is performed by a certain amount of hexanol with toluene diamine. To start the synthesis, wrap the reaction vessel with foil and heat to about 90 ° C, and add ethyl hexyl nitrate to the solution within 30 minutes. Now bring the above solution to a temperature of 120 degrees Celsius and then add some sodium hydroxide to it.
We heat the solution again with a separating funnel and a small amount of charcoal, and after filtration, cooling, and, of course, crystallization operations, we can obtain the desired product.
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The most important application of Tolyltriazole is its use as a corrosion inhibitor in metals. In general, corrosion occurs due to chemical or electrochemical agents and can cause damage to tanks and industrial equipment that are in contact with fluids, especially saline water. By using anti-corrosion materials and agents, in addition to protecting and increasing the life of the equipment, the health of the people who deal with this equipment and the environment can also be protected, because working with worn-out devices can affect the safety and health of people.
It is a water-stabilizing chemical that binds to metal parts and machine surfaces to prevent corrosion. In fact, it creates an electrochemical barrier that is thick enough to limit contact with corrosive chemicals. This barrier is very durable and has good oxidative and thermal stability. Using a combination of BTA and TTA together is more effective in preventing the corrosion process and is a good option for protecting metals such as copper and its alloys, steel, nickel, cadmium, and gray iron.
In addition to the widespread use of this substance as a deterrent and anti-corrosion agent in various industries, TTA has other applications that are briefly mentioned below:
- Use in photography
- Application in cosmetics and personal care products
- In the production of lubricants and greases
- Inhibitor of nitrification of urea fertilizer in agricultural soils
- Plastic production
- Pharmaceutical industry
- Water treatment industry (prevention of corrosion of water pipes)
- Paper production
- Production of ink and paint
- Lubricants and greases
- Heat transfer fluids
Buy and Sell Tolyltriazole:
The most important application of this chemical compound is to prevent corrosion on metal surfaces. In addition, the ability of this material to bond with copper and alloys also leads to the growth of its market. However, the shortage of this compound has led to an increase in price, which in turn limits the market demand for this material. But overall, infrastructure development is expected to increase demand for triazole by 2028.
Geographically, the five major regions of Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa, North America, Europe, and South America are divided. In the meantime, Asia is a leader in the consumption of this product.
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Before using tolyl triazole, it is necessary to carefully study its MSDS and use gloves, masks, and other safety equipment. This compound can cause respiratory problems and inhalation can damage the respiratory system and lungs. Exposure to this substance can cause eye and skin irritation, so it is necessary to have an active ventilation system when using this substance or to do it under the hood with safety tips.
In case of contact with the skin or eyes, it is necessary to wash the affected areas well with water. Also, in case of inhalation and the above-mentioned symptoms, it is necessary to transfer the casualty to fresh air.
Packing and Storage:
It is recommended to store this product in closed containers upright and in a dry and cool environment, with proper ventilation and away from sunlight and heat sources such as fire.