- Triethanolamine is one of the most commonly used chemicals. Basically it is an alkaline chemical but is less powerful than castic soda, castic potash, and soda ash.
- Chemically it is written as T- E- A tri 2- hydroxyl ethyl amine).
- It is a colorless, pure and thick chemical compound
- It smells like ammonia
- It absorbs moisture when kept in air
- Soluble in water and alcohol
- Completely soluble in chloroform
- In commercial products, triethanolamine is present 25% and monoethanol is present 5%
- It catches fire and is less poisonous orally.
- It is obtained by the chemical reaction of ethylene oxide and ammonia.
- Technical, U-S-P and regular Grades
- Used in making fatty acid soap used for dry cleaning
- Also used in making household detergents, emulsions and wool scoring, textile anti fume agent, pharmaceutical industry, rubber making, softening agent, and as a plasticizer
- It also acts as an emulsifying agent
- This compound is used in the following formulas of rubber making:
- In rubber enforcing formulas
- In shoes soling formulas