Diethanolamine (DEA)

Ethylene amines and ethanolamines

Ethanolamines

Diethanolamine contains a secondary amine and two alcohol groups. It is a viscous liquid with a freezing point of 28 ºC. It is mainly used for gas sweetening and in the manufacture of light-duty detergents and shampoos and can be cyclized to morpholine.

  • Product name

    Diethanolamine (DEA)
  • Chemical family

    Ethanolamines
  • CAS number

    111-42-2
  • Physical form

    Solid
  • Chemical Formula

    C₄H₁₁NO₂
  • Chemical name

    2,2'-Iminodiethanol
  • Molecular Weight

    105.1

Market Segments

Chemical intermediates

Functions

  • Raw Material,
  • Chemical Intermediate,
  • Chemical Reagent,
  • Dispersing Agent,
  • Solvent,
  • Wetting agent

Applications

  • Detergents,
  • Gas sweetening,
  • Metalworking Lubricant Additives,
  • Bath and Shower Products,
  • Cement,
  • Textile Auxiliary,
  • Textile Softeners,
  • Hair care
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