tromethamine

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tromethamine

[trō′meth·ə‚mēn]
(organic chemistry)
C4H11NO3 A crystalline compound with a melting point of 171-172°C; soluble in water, ethylene glycol, methanol, and ethanol; used to make surface-active agents, vulcanization accelerators, and pharmaceuticals, and as a titrimetric standard. Also known as THAM; trimethylol aminomethane; TRIS; trisamine; tris buffers.