Tert-butylamine is an organic chemical compound with the formula (ch3)3cnh2. it is a colorless liquid with a typical amine-like odor. tert-butylamine is one of the four isomeric amines of butane, the others being n-butylamine, sec-butylamine and isobutylamine.
tert-butylamine is used as an intermediate in the preparation of the sulfenamides such as n-tert-butyl-2-benzothiazylsulfenamide and n-tert-butyl-2-benzothiazylsulfenimide. as rubber accelerators, these compounds modify the rate of vulcanization or rubber. a variety of pesticides are derived from this amine, including terbacil, terbutryn, and terbumeton.
in pharmacology under the name erbumine, tert-butylamine has been used as a counterion in drug substances such as perindopril erbumine.