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Trimethylamine is a tertiary amine with the molecular fomrula N(CH3)3. At room temperature the molecule is a colourless, hygroscopic, flammable gas with a strong "fishy" odor at low concentrations and an ammonia-like odor at higher concentrations.
The chemical is a product of the decomposition of plants and animals and is the main substance responsible for the odor asssociated with rotting fish, certain infections and bad breath.

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  • Amine