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Ethanolamine

Ethanolamine

Ethanolamine, also known as monoethanolamine or MEA, is a versatile chemical compound widely used in various industries. It is a colorless liquid with an ammonia-like odor. Ethanolamine serves as a chemical intermediate in the production of solvents, detergents, herbicides, pharmaceuticals, and corrosion inhibitors. It is also utilized as a surfactant in personal care and cleaning products, and as a component in gas treating processes for CO2 and H2S removal. Additionally, Ethanolamine finds application in metalworking fluids, textile processing, and other industrial processes where its unique properties contribute to desired outcomes.

Chemical Formula:

C2H7NO

CAS Number:

141-43-5

Synonyms:

Monoethanolamine, Ethylolamine, 2-Aminoethanol, MEA

Characteristics

Molar Weight

61.08 g/mol

Melting Point

10.3°C (50.5°F)

Boiling Point

170.8°C (339.4°F)

Solubility

Miscible with water and many organic solvents.

Density

1.017 g/cm³

Forms

Colorless liquid

Odor

Ammonia-like odor

USES AND APPLICATIONS

Key applications

  • Chemical Intermediate
  • Surfactant
  • Gas Treatment
  • Metalworking Fluids
  • Textile Industry

Industries

  • Chemical Manufacturing
  • Personal Care and Cosmetics
  • Cleaning and Detergents
  • Oil and Gas
  • Metalworking
  • Textile

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