Chlorotrimethylsilane is a silyl chloride consisting of a central silicon atom covalently bound to one chloro and three methyl groups. Chlorotrimethylsilane is a derivatisation agent used in gas chromatography/mass spectrometry applications. It has a role as a chromatographic reagent. Trimethylchlorosilane appears as a colorless fuming liquid with a pungent odor. Boiling point 135° F, Flash point -18°F. Density 0.854 g / cm3. The vapor and liquid may cause burns. Vapors are heavier than air.