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AEEA= Aminoethylethanolamine

EC / List no.: 203-867-5
CAS no.: 111-41-1
Mol. formula: C4H12N2O

Aminoethylethanolamine (AEEA) appears as a clear colorless liquid with an ammonia-like odor. Corrosive to tissue. Combustible, but may be difficult to ignite. 
Less dense than water. Vapors heavier than air. 
Toxic oxides of nitrogen produced during combustion. 
Used to make other chemicals.

Aminoethylethanolamine (AEEA) is a component of colophony in soldering flux, which may cause contact and airborne contact dermatitis in workers in the electronic industry or in cable jointers.

Aminoethylethanolamine or AEEA is an organic base used in the industrial manufacture of fuel and oil additives, chelating agents, and surfactants.

Aminoethylethanolamine (AEEA) is used in the following products: polymers.
Aminoethylethanolamine (AEEA) has an industrial use resulting in manufacture of another substance (use of intermediates).
Aminoethylethanolamine (AEEA) is used for the manufacture of: chemicals.
Release to the environment of Aminoethylethanolamine (AEEA) can occur from industrial use: as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates) and as processing aid.


Blasting agents, grinding materials, friction agents, general abrasives    
General adhesives and binding agents for a variety of uses    
Agents to prevent condensation, or condensation removers    
Antifreezing agents, or de-icing products    
Casting agents or molding compounds for plastics, sand, or metals    
Modifier used for chemical, when chemical is used in a laboratory    
Fillers for paints, textiles, plastics, etc    
Includes antifoaming agents, coagulating agents, dispersion agents, emulsifiers, flotation agents, foaming agents, viscosity adjustors, etc
Includes food packaging, paper plates, cutlery, small appliances such as roasters, etc.; does not include facilities that manufacture food
Plastic products, industry for plastics, manufacturing of plastics, plastic additives
Industrial fluids such as hydraulic fluids, lubricating agents, functional fluids, etc    
Generic lubricants, lubricants for engines, brake fluids, oils, etc (does not include personal care lubricants)
General term which includes clothes, shoes, backpacks/purses/luggage, jewelry, pet apparel, etc.; more specific terms (e.g. clothing, footwear, handwear)
Related to computers or the manufacturing of computers    
Related to manufacturing for export
Leather products, and products/chemicals used in the process of tanning and dressing leather
Manufacturing of or related to machinery, for production of cement or food, air/spacescraft machinery, electrical machinery, etc
Related to metals - manufacturing of metals, casting of metals, production of metals, surface treatment of metals, etc    
Crude oil, crude petroleum, refined oil products, fuel oils, drilling oils    
Related to the manufcturing of pulp or paper products, or paper products in general
Plastic products, industry for plastics, manufacturing of plastics, plastic additives
Radios (communication device)
Raw materials used in a variety of products and industries (e.g. in cosmetics, chemical manufacturing, production of metals, etc)
Rubber products (e.g. tires) and their manufacture    
Soaps, includes personal care products for cleansing the hands or body, and soaps/detergents for cleaning products, homes, etc
Textiles used for clothing or furniture upholstery, processes related to textiles (e.g. softeners, antiwrinkle agents), or the processing/manufacturing of textiles
Televisions and their manufacture    
Related to the mining industry, mining for coal, metals, etc    
Inert ingredients in a pesticide    
Related to photography, film, photographic equipment, photographic laboraties, photochemicals, and developing of photographs    
Related to the process of printing (newspapers, books media, etc), printing inks, toners, etc
Accelerators, activators, oxidation agents, reducing agents, etc    
Related to fracking, natural gas, industrial gases    
Surface treatments for metals, hardening agents, corrosion inhibitors, polishing agents, rust inhibitors, water repellants, etc (surfaces to be applied to often not indicated in source description) 
Includes water softeners, lime removers, and the products used in the process of the collection, purification, and distribution of water
Agents used in welding and soldering    

Textile finishing compounds (antifuming agents, dyestuffs, cationic surfactants), resins, rubber products, insecticides, and certain medicinals.

Industry Uses
Corrosion inhibitors and anti-scaling agents
Functional fluids (closed systems)
Ion exchange agents
Processing aids, not otherwise listed
Processing aids, specific to petroleum production

Consumer Uses
Paper products
Water treatment products

General Manufacturing Information

Industry Processing Sectors
Adhesive manufacturing
All other basic organic chemical manufacturing
Asphalt paving, roofing, and coating materials manufacturing
Oil and gas drilling, extraction, and support activities
Paper manufacturing
Petrochemical manufacturing
Soap, cleaning compound, and toilet preparation manufacturing

Aminoethylethanolamine is combustible, colorless, liquid with an ammonia-like odor.

A clear colorless liquid with an ammonia-like odor. 
Corrosive to tissue. 
Combustible, but may be difficult to ignite. 
Less dense than water. 
Vapors heavier than air. 
Toxic oxides of nitrogen produced during combustion. 
Used to make other chemicals.

A linear member of the ethyleneamines family, at room temperature it is a clear, colorless, oily liquid with a weak ammonia-like odor. 
It is water soluble, and its dilute solutions have an alkaline pH. Building block in the manufacture of specialty corrosion inhibitors.

Corrosion inhibitors
Wet-strength resins
Fabric softeners
Epoxy curing agents
Polyamide resins
Fuel additives
Lube oil additives
Asphalt additives
Ore flotation
Corrosion inhibitors
Ore flotation
Corrosion inhibitors
Epoxy curing agents
Hydrocarbon purification
Lube oil & fuel additives
Mineral processing aids
Polyamide resins
Textile additives- paper wet-strength Resins
Fabric softeners
Fuel additives
Chemical intermediates
Epoxy curing agents
Lube oils
Wet strength resins

Consistent and predictable reaction products
Easily derivatized
Low vapor pressure
High viscosity
Low environmental impact
Suitable for harsh conditions
Low sensitivity

These values are not intended for use in preparing specifications.

Aminoethylethanolamine (AEEA) is a linear molecule with primary and secondary amine groups. 
AEEA is a colorless liquid, with slightly higher viscosity than EDA and DETA. 
It is used as an intermediate in the fabrication of detergents, fabric softeners, chelates, fuel additives and coatings.

AEEA is used to manufacture wet-adhesion additives for latex paints, in the manufacture of fabric softeners, fuel additives and lube oil additives. 
AEEA is an intermediate in the manufacture of chelating agents and surfactants.

AMINOETHYLETHANOLAMINE is a single component product, with minimal ethylenediamine impurity.
The product is water-soluble, clear, colorless, and slightly viscous. 
An ammonia-like odor is typical of the product. 

• Chelating agents
• Fabric softeners
• Lube oil and fuel additives
• Surfactants
• Textile additives
• Urethane chemicals

N-(2-Aminoethyl)ethanolamine (AEEA) is member from the class of Ethyleneamines and is used in a broad array of applications


N-(2-Aminoethyl)ethanolamin (AEEA) is mainly used as building block for fabric softeners/surfactants, which make the textiles less harsh, “softer” or more pleasing to the touch.


For production of latex paints N-(2-Aminoethyl)ethanolamine (AEEA) acts as intermediate to form an adhesion monomer, which increases adhesion under damp conditions (wet adhesion).
Additionally, via the pendent amino and hydroxy functionalities, AEEA is used in urethane systems

Fuels and Lubricants

AEEA is used in the production of chlorinated polybutene based fuel additives as a dispersant-detergent additive.


N-(2-Aminoethyl)ethanolamine (AEEA) is formulated as an intermediate to form polycarboxylic acids and their salts, and chelating agents.
In several additional applications N-(2-Aminoethyl)ethanolamine (AEEA) is used as building block for synthesis.

AEEA does not occur naturally in the environment. 

AEEA can be used as a chemical intermediate, a component of adhesives and sealants used in asphalt paving or patching, a curing agent for epoxy resins, in building products with mainly commercial applications, a component in super glue, and a component of corrosion inhibitors and lubricant additives. 

As a chemical intermediate, AEEA is used to manufacture surfactants which in turn have applications as industrial detergents and in consumer products such as cosmetics. 

AEEA is used as a component in food-packaging adhesives and inks with no direct contact with food, and as a component of an agent used in the paper manufacturing process. 

AEEA is also used as a component in additives for closed recirculating cooling systems where the water treated will not come into direct contact with food.

AEEA is characterized by moderate vapor pressure, a very low Henry’s Law constant, and very low log Koc and logs Kow values. 

AEEA is miscible in water. 
Monitoring data on AEEA in the Canadian environment have not been identified. 

AEEA has a short half-life in air, and it is not expected to be present in the atmosphere. 

AEEA is readily biodegradable in water and it is not expected to remain in soil or sediments for prolonged periods of time. 

Based on the available empirical and modelled evidence, AEEA is expected to have a limited persistence in air, water, soil and sediments.

AEEA has a low bioaccumulation potential. 

AEEA is imported as a minor component in products or mixtures that are used in industrial, commercial, or consumer applications. 

Many of these products undergo curing. 
The potential for AEEA releases into the environment from these cured products as well as from AEEA applications in asphalt cement is not expected to be significant. 

AEEA can also be a minor constituent of imported solid products in building materials, but with very limited potential for releases. 

The main source of release of AEEA is expected to occur from industrial uses of the pure substance as a chemical intermediate. 

AEEA is assumed to be chemically converted during industrial processes, and it is expected that it no longer exists in its parent form. 

The only quantitative scenario considered was based on the disposal of unreacted residual AEEA from the cleaning of empty transport and processing containers. 

Based on this scenario, and using conservative assumptions, exposure to organisms in the environment would be below levels expected to cause harm.

Considering all available lines of evidence presented in this Screening Assessment, there is low risk of harm to organisms and the broader integrity of the environment from AEEA. 

The substance Ethanol, 2-[(2-aminoethyl)amino]-, (CAS RN 111-41-1), hereinafter referred to by its acronym AEEA, is a simple organic chemical that belongs to the class of organic substances known as ethanolamines.

Models based on quantitative structure-activity relationships  were used to generate data for some of the physical and chemical properties of AEEA. 

These models are mainly based on fragment addition methods, i.e., they sum the contributions of sub-structural fragments of a molecule to make predictions for a property or endpoint. 

Most of these models rely on the neutral form of AEEA as input.

Nonetheless, the modeled physical and chemical properties are considered relevant and predictive of its fate in the environment. 

Some AEEA is expected to be present in its neutral form at environmentally relevant pH. 

In addition, when ionized, AEEA behaves as a base. 

AEEA exposure concentrations of less than or equal to 250 mg/L had no effect on pH levels of aqueous test solutions.

At room temperature, AEEA is a colorless to pale yellow liquid, and it has a mild ammonia odor. 

Generally, a very good correlation was found between the available empirical physical and chemical property values and the modeled values. 

AEEA has a moderate vapor pressure (less than or equal to 1 to 1.3 Pa at room temperature); Sax’s 2012) and a very low modeled Henry’s Law constant (HLC) of 10-10 to 10-8 Pa·m3/mol (EPI Suite 2012). 

The empirical and modeled log Kow values for AEEA were determined to be negligible, at -2.13 to -1.37 (European Commission 2000; EPI Suite 2012; ACD/Percepta c1997-2012). 

The modeled log D values varied with pH and were found to be in the range of -4.46 to -3.26 for pH 6.5–8.0, respectively. 
The modelled log Koc values were very low, at 0.42 (based on the MCI method) and -0.359 (based on the Kow method) (EPI Suite 2012). 

AEEA is completely miscible in water. 

Lastly, the modeled pKa of the ammonium ion suggests that AEEA is an ionizing substance that is likely to exist primarily in either the 1+ or 2+ ionized form at a pH lower than approximately 9 . 

In Europe, AEEA is used in the production of polyurethane and hardeners for epoxy resins.

In Switzerland, AEEA is reported as a constituent of soldering flux. 
In Japan, AEEA is primarily used as a chemical intermediate to produce surfactants and waxes for consumer uses. 

Additional uses of AEEA identified by other jurisdictions include its application as an additive in textiles, fuel, 2,4-D-based herbicide salts, oils used in metal cutting, gas processing chemicals, resins, rubber products, insecticides, and certain medicinal soaps.

Most of the AEEA imported into Canada is used as a chemical intermediate, a curing agent for epoxy resins, used in commercial building products, and as a component of adhesives and sealants used in asphalt paving or patching. 

AEEA may also be present in some epoxy adhesives, or superglues, used for small-scale repairs or hobbies. 
AEEA can also be found as a component of corrosion inhibitors, lubricant additives, as a component of pigments used in fibers (e.g., carpets).
AEEA can also be a minor constituent of solid products in building materials, with very limited potential for release.

Furthermore, in Canada, AEEA is used as a component in food-packaging adhesives and inks with no direct contact with food, and as a component of an agent used in the paper manufacturing process. 

AEEA is also used as a component in additives for closed recirculating cooling systems where the treated water will not come into direct contact with food.

Based on notifications submitted under the Cosmetic Regulations to Health Canada, AEEA is not used in cosmetic products in Canada. 

AEEA is not listed in the Drug Product Database, the Therapeutic Products Directorate’s internal Non-Medicinal Ingredients Database, the Natural Health Products Ingredients Database, or the Licensed Natural Health Products Database as a medicinal or non-medicinal ingredient present in final pharmaceutical products, natural health products, or veterinary drugs.

Lastly, AEEA is a component of formulants that are used in four herbicides classified as commercial-use products by the Pest Management Regulatory Agency.

A clear colorless liquid with an ammonia-like odor. 
Corrosive to tissue. 
Combustible, but may be difficult to ignite. 
Less dense than water. Vapors heavier than air. Toxic oxides of nitrogen produced during combustion.
Used to make other chemicals.

Aminoethylethanolamine is a high purity product.
It is part of the ethyleneamines group of chemicals. 
The product is water soluble, clear, colorless and slightly viscous. 
An ammonia- like odor is typical of the product

General Product Overview
Aminoethylethanolamine (AEEA) is an organic compound mainly used as a reactive
intermediate (i.e., building block) to produce chemical products for a wide range of applications.
Examples of such applications are fuel and lubricants, and fabric softeners.

Huntsman manufactures aminoethylethanolamine by exothermic reaction in a tubular reactor.
This process consists of the reaction of ethylene oxide (EO) and an excess of ethylenediamine (EDA), followed by a refining system. 
The excess EDA is separated from the AEEA under vacuum in the first separation column, then the AEEA (light key) is separated from heavier byproducts (known collectively as organic amine 70, or OA-70) in the second column.

Applications and Uses
Aminoethylethanolamine is manufactured by Huntsman to be marketed as a chemical intermediate for the downstream manufacture of chemicals and products.
Aminoethylethanolamine has a variety of applications and is used in the production of fabric softener, textile additive, surfactants, chelating agents, lube oil and fuel additives and urethane chemicals. 
Huntsman does not market aminoethylethanolamine directly for consumer use.

Aminoethylethanolamine (AEEA) is a precursor for the production of amphoacetates which serve as a precursor to producing amphoteric surfactants.

AEEA is industrially produced in the process of the continuously hydrogenative amination of mono ethylene glycol.   

In the reaction mixture, AEEA is only yielded as a co‐product of 6.8%.    
The  residual compounds are 3.4% of diethylenetriamine, 7.0% of piperazine, 51.1% of ethylenediamine,
1.7% of diethanolamine and 30.0% of monoethanolamine [5].

AEEA is commonly used in the manufacture of lube oil additives, fuel additives, chelating agents, surfactants, fabric softeners and insecticides among other applications

AEEA is a single-component product. Used in chelating agents, fabric softeners, lube oil & fuel additives, surfactants, textile additives, urethane chemicals. Possesses water solubility.

Aminoethylethanolamine is a linear molecule with primary and secondary amine groups with a chemical formula of C4H12N2O. 
It is a hygroscopic liquid containing minimal ethylenediamine impurity. 
Aminoethylethanolamine is also referred to as N-(2-Aminoethyl)ethanolamine, N-(2-Hydroxyethyl)ethylenediamine , 2-[(2-aminoethyl)amino] , and N-(β-Hydroxyethyl)-Ethylenediamine. 
It possesses a mild ammonia-like odor. Aminoethylethanolamine is a water-soluble, clear, colorless, and viscous liquid.
It is miscible with water, ethanol, and acetone, but immiscible with ether, benzene, and hexane. 
It is widely used as an intermediate in the production of surfactants, sequestering agents, cationic textile softeners, antistatic agents, corrosion inhibitors, and insecticides.


2,2 aminoethylaminoethanol
Aminoethylethanolamine (AEEA) - OR30
Ethanol, 2-[(2-aminoethyl)amino]-
Unamine O - 2-(2-aminoethykamino)ethanol

Trimetazidine Impurity P
1-Aminoethyl ethanolamine
Ethanolethylene diamine
Ethanol, 2-(2-aminoethyl)amino-
2-(2-Aminoethylamino)ethanol, 99+%
N-(2-Hydroxyethyl)ethylenediamine, 99+%

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