Monoethanolamine (MEA)

Product Line Ethylene amines and ethanolamines

Ethanolamines

Monoethanolamine (MEA) is a simple ethanolamine with one primary amine and one alcohol group. It is a colorless liquid with a mild ammonia odour. MEA is mainly used in sweetening natural gas and coal gas, and as soap or amides in heavy-duty detergents. Monoethanolamine is also used in the production of ethylene amines.

  • Product name

    Monoethanolamine (MEA)
  • Chemical family

    Ethanolamines
  • CAS number

    141-43-5
  • Physical form

    Liquid
  • Chemical Formula

    C₂H₇NO
  • Chemical name

    2-aminoethanol
  • Molecular Weight

    61.1

Market Segments

Chemical intermediates

Functions

  • Raw Material,
  • Scale inhibitor,
  • Chemical Intermediate,
  • Chemical Reagent,
  • Dispersing Agent,
  • Solvent

Applications

  • Detergents,
  • Gas sweetening,
  • Metalworking Lubricant Additives,
  • Wood Preservation,
  • Bath and Shower Products,
  • Hair care
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