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Saturday, July 19, 2008

What is Monoethanolamine?

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Monoethanolamine (MEA), is an organic chemical compound that is both a primary amine and a primary alcohol . Like other amines, monoethanolamine acts as a weak base. Ethanolamine is a toxic, flammable, corrosive, colorless, viscous liquid with an odor similar to that of ammonia.

Monoethanolamine is a chemical intermediate in the manufacture of cosmetics, surface-active agents, emulsifiers, pharmaceuticals, and plasticizing agents; a gas-scrubbing agent for the absorption and removal of H2S and CO2 from refinery and natural gas streams; carbon dioxide and ammonia manufacturing.

Synonyms:


  • CAS No. 141-43-5
  • Monoethanolamine
  • MEA
  • Aminoethanol
  • 2-Aminoethanol
  • 1-Amino-2-hydroxyethane
  • Ethanolamine
  • Ethanol, 2-amino-
  • Glycinol
  • 2-Hydroxyethanamine
  • Olamine

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