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CAS 111-42-2

Chemical formula (HOCH2CH2)2NH

Chemical name (synonyms):

  • bis(2-hydroxyethyl)amin,
  • 2,2-Dihydroxyethylamine
  • 2,2-Iminodiethanol

Description and application:

Diethanolamine is an organic compound related to amino alcohols with strong basic properties. It is an oily liquid that can be mixed with water in any ratio. In industry, this compound is used as an emulsifier and surfactant, participates in gas purification processes, and is used in the pharmaceutical field.

Diethanolamine is widely used in various industries, agriculture and pharmaceuticals. With the participation of this reagent, technological processes of gas purification are carried out. DEA is used in engineering as an emulsifier.

Diethanolamine is a part of herbicides and preparations intended for the destruction of plants. The compound is used for technical purposes as an emulsifier and surfactant. In gas cleaning, the substance plays the role of a sorbent. In the production of dry ice, DEA is involved in the process of extracting carbon dioxide from the flue gases. Diethanolamine serves as a raw material for the industrial synthesis of taurine, and is part of pharmaceutical preparations. The organic compound is necessary for the processing of wood, the production of cleaning agents, cosmetics and is used in the fight against corrosion.