Uses: benzylamine is an intermediate for preparing insecticides imidacloprid and acetamiprid, and it is also an intermediate for pharmaceutical sulfamilone.
Benzylamine is a colorless liquid, which produces smoke in the air. It is miscible with water, ethanol and ether, and soluble in acetone and benzene. It can absorb CO2, react with halogenated hydrocarbon to form N-substituted benzylamine, react with acyl chloride, anhydride or ester to form n-benzylamide, and react with aldehyde and ketone to form n-benzylimine. It can be prepared by the reaction of benzyl chloride with ammonia, or by the reduction of benzonitrile, or by the reduction and ammoniation of benzaldehyde with NH3 and H2 / Ni. This product is used in organic synthesis, qualitative test of metal organic compounds, determination of platinum, vanadium and tungstate, and as precipitant of thorium, cerium, lanthanum and zirconium. Benzylamine is also an intermediate for the preparation of imidacloprid and acetamiprid, and is also an intermediate for sulfametholone.