Monoethanolamine

CAS#: 141-43-5

Synonyms: MEA; ethanolamine; colamine; 2-aminoethanol; 2-hydroxyethylamine; 2-amino-1-ethanol; aminoethanol; 2-ethanolamine

Uses: 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.

Hazard:  Vapor irritates eyes and nose.  Liquid causes local injury to mouth, throat, digestive tract, skin, and eyes.