Diethylethanolamine

CAS:  100-37-8

Synonyms:    DEEA; DEAE; Diaminoethanolamine; 2-Diethylaminoethanol; 2-Diethylaminoethyl Alcohol; n-diethylaminoethanol; n,n-Diethylethanolamine; Diethylmonoethanolamine;

Uses:    Water-soluable salts; fatty acid derivatives; textile softeners; pharmaceuticals; antirust compositions; emulsifying agents in acid media; derivatives containing tertiary amine groups, curing agent for resins

Hazard:     Irritation of mucous membranes when inhaled; corrosive, causes intense pain to eyes;  causese severe irritation to skin, may cause an allergic skin reaction;  causes gastrointestinal irritation.  2-DIETHYLAMINOETHANOL is an aminoalcohol. Amines are chemical bases.  They neutralize acids to form salts plus water.  These acid-base reactions are exothermic.  The amount of heat that is evolved per mole of amine in a neutralization is largely independent of the strength of the amine as a base.  Amines may be incompatible with isocyanates, halogenated organics, peroxides, phenols (acidic), epoxides, anhydrides, and acid halides.  Flammable gaseous hydrogen is generated by amines in combination with strong reducing agents, such as hydrides.  This compound can react with strong oxidizers and acids.