Monoethanol amine

PRODUCT Monoethanol amine
Nomenclature Monoethanolamine
Synonyms 2-Aminoethanol; 2-Hydroxyethylamine
Molecular formula C2H7NO
CAS No. [141-43-5]
Chemical Structure H2N-CH2-CH2-OH
Molecular weight 61.08
Appearance Clear colorless hygroscopic liquid
Assay by GC % 99.0 min
Water (by KF) Wt % 1.00 max
Color (APHA) 50 max
Packing and Storage* 210 kg HMHDPE Drums. Also supplied in SS road tankers.
Transport Classification
IMDG Class 8
U.N. No 2491
Packing Group III
Hazard Label Corrosive
Applications MEA is mainly used for scrubbing acidic gases (H2S, CO2), detergent neutralizing and is also used assurface active agents, emulsifiers. As a solvent in pesticides.
* Corrodes copper and its alloys. Reacts violently with acids and chlorinated Hydrocarbons. hydrocarbons. Absorbs carbon dioxide from air. Discolors in contact with air.