Monoethanolamine is a member of the class of ethanolamine’s that is ethane with an amino substituent at C-1 and a hydroxyl substituent at C-2, making it both a primary amine and a primary alcohol. It is viscous, hygroscopic amino alcohol with an unpleasant ammonia-like odor.
|Mono ethanolamine||100.0 wt.%|
· Mono ethanolamine appear to be potentially useful components of topical formulations used to decontaminate and protect the skin against chemical warfare agents.
· As a pharmaceutical adjuvant, monoethanolamine is used as a solvent for fats and oils, and in combination with fatty acids forms soaps in the formulations of various types of emulsion such as lotions and creams.
· Mono ethanolamine is used in hydraulic fracturing.
· Scrubbing acid gases (H2S, CO2), especially in synthesis of ammonia, from gas streams; nonionic detergents used in dry cleaning, wool treatment, emulsion paints, polishes, agricultural sprays; chemical intermediates, pharmaceuticals, corrosion inhibitor, rubber accelerator are some other uses of monoethanolamine.