Air & Water Reactions
Sensitive to moisture. Hydrolyzes slowly. Solutions in water or alcohol may be unstable. Insoluble in water.
Trimellitic anhydride is mainly applied to produce good heat-proof, weather-proof and solvent-proof trimellitate plasticizers, among which the most popular product is tri(2-ethylhexyl)trimellitate. It is also used to synthesize polyester resins.TMA can also be applied to curing agent of epoxy resins.
Trimellitic Anhydride is mainly used as raw material for polyester resin,polyimide resin,plasticizer TOTM ,and also be used for producing heatproof & insulating,adhesive,surfactant, paint,synthesize dye materials etc.
Trimellitic anhydride is used as an embossing agent for vinyl flooring and as a curing agent for epoxy resins. It is also used as an intermediate for the synthesis of surface coatings chemicals, adhesives, polymers, dyes printing inks, pharmaceuticals .
ChEBI: A 2-benzofuran compound having oxo groups at the 1- and 3-positions and a carboxy substituent at the 5-position; the cyclic anhydride formed from the carboxy groups at the 1- and 2-positions of trimellitic acid.
In the preparation of resins, adhesives, polymers, dyes, printing inks.
1,2,4-Benzenetricarboxylic anhydride reacts exothermically with water. This reaction is expected to be slow, but can become vigorous if local heating accelerates it. Reaction with water is accelerated by acids. Incompatible with acids, strong oxidizing agents, alcohols, amines, and bases. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents, strong acids or strong bases. .
Toxic by inhalation. Respiratory sensitization.
white crystalline powder,combustible.