Di-Ethanol Amine (DEA)

Structure

dea

Mol. Wt. 105.14

Description

A clear, colorless, hygroscopic liquid with a mild ammoniacal odor at temperatures higher than room temperature. At room temperature, the product is a white, crystalline solid.

Applications

An intermediate in the manufacture of cosmetics, surface-active agents used in textile specialties, herbicides, and petroleum demulsifiers; as a gas scrubber in refinery and natural gas operations; waxes, polishes, and coatings emulsifiers; soluble oils; and corrosion inhibitors.