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Triethylenetetramine

Triethylenetetramine

TETA(Triethylenetetramine), is a colorless liquid with a strong amine odor. It is used as a curing agent and cross-linking agent in various applications, such as epoxy resins, polyurethanes, and fuel additives. TETA is known for its ability to promote adhesion, improve chemical resistance, and enhance flexibility in coatings, adhesives, and sealants. It is also used in the production of chelating agents, detergents, and pharmaceuticals.

Chemical Formula:

C6H18N4

CAS Number:

112-24-3

Synonyms:

TETA, TETA-33, N,N,N',N'-Tetraethylenepentamine, 2,2'-Diaminodiethylamine, Tetraethylenepentamine, Tren, Tris(2-aminoethyl)amine

Characteristics

Molar Weight

146.27 (g/mol).

Melting Point

9 to 42 degrees Celsius (102 to 108 degrees Fahrenheit).

Boiling Point

365 degrees Celsius (689 degrees Fahrenheit) at atmospheric pressure.

Solubility

Highly soluble in water and forms a clear, colorless solution. It is also soluble in various organic solvents.

Density

0.99 (g/cm³) at 20 degrees Celsius (68 degrees Fahrenheit).

Forms

clear, colorless liquid. It is commercially available in liquid form.

Odor

strong, characteristic amine-like odor

USES AND APPLICATIONS

Key applications

  • Epoxy curing agent
  • Chemical synthesis
  • Corrosion inhibitor
  • Chelating agent
  • Adhesive and sealant
  • Surface treatment agent
  • Water treatment
  • Textile industry
  • Paper industry
  • Automotive industry
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Fuel additives

Industries

  • Coatings and paints
  • Adhesives and sealants
  • Resins and polymers
  • Water treatment plants
  • Oil and gas industry
  • Textile manufacturing
  • Paper and pulp industry
  • Pharmaceutical manufacturing
  • Fuel and lubricant industry
  • Metal plating and surface treatment

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