Ethanolamine, also known as Mono-Ethanol-Amine
(often abbreviated as MEA), is an organic chemical compound
which is both a primary amine (due to an amino group
in its molecule) and a primary alcohol (due to a hydroxyl
group). Like other amines, Mono-Ethanol-Amine acts as
a weak base. Ethanolamine is a toxic flammable corrosive
colorless viscous liquid with an odor similar to ammonia.
Mono-Ethanol-Amine is produced by reacting
ethylene oxide with ammonia. Further treatment with
ethylene oxide can yield DEA and/or TEA. Ethanolamine
is the second most abundant head group for phospholipids.
MEA is used in aqueous solutions for scrubbing
certain acidic gases and is also used in surface active
agents, emulsifiers, polishes, pharmaceuticals, corrosion
inhibitors, chemical intermediates. In pharmaceutical
formulations, MEA is primarily used for buffering or
preparation of emulsions.
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- Mono Ethanol Amine (MEA)
- Di Ethanol Amine (DEA)
- Tri Ethanol Amine 85 - 99% (TEA)
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