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Triethanolamine

Triethanolamine

Triethanolamine (TEA) is a viscous, colorless liquid with a mildly ammoniacal odor. It is a versatile compound used in various applications, including as an emulsifier, pH adjuster, and corrosion inhibitor. TEA is found in personal care products, detergents, metalworking fluids, and numerous industrial processes.

Chemical Formula:

C6H15NO3

CAS Number:

102-71-6

Synonyms:

TEA, Trolamine, Tris(2-hydroxyethyl)amine, 2,2',2''-Nitrilotriethanol, Triethylolamine, Trihydroxytriethylamine, Nitrilotriethanol, Tris(2-hydroxyethyl)amine, Ethanolamine, tri- N,N-Bis(2-hydroxyethyl)amine

Characteristics

Molar Weight

149.19 (g/mol).

Melting Point

21-22 °C (70-72 °F).

Boiling Point

335 °C (635 °F).

Solubility

highly soluble in water and miscible with many organic solvents.

Density

1.124 g/cm³

Forms

viscous liquid with a pale yellow to colorless appearance.

Odor

characteristic ammoniacal odor.

USES AND APPLICATIONS

Key applications

  • Emulsifier
  • pH adjuster
  • Corrosion inhibitor
  • Surfactant
  • Wetting agent
  • Detergent

Industries

  • Personal care products
  • Detergents
  • Metalworking fluids
  • Textile industry
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Agricultural chemicals
  • Paints and coatings
  • Adhesives
  • Construction materials

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