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Triethanolamine 99%

Triethanolamine 99%

Triethanolamine and its derivatives are used in many industrial applications. Triethanolamine is slightly alkaline, and as such has the ability to react with acids to form salts or soaps. Triethanolamine is also slightly hygroscopic, so it can be esterified. The detergent industry uses Triethanolamine to provide a reserve alkalinity, which is essential for efficient cleaning. Triethanolamine can also react with lauryl sulfates to form foaming agents, which are found in some modern hair shampoos. The fatty acids neutralized with Triethanolamine are used as emulsifiers, and are indispensable to the production of some industrial formulations. Triethanolamine is also used as a base component of certain mild soaps. Triethanolamine is used in textile finishing to react with an amine to make a soap, which is useful for scouring sensitive wool and silk fibres. It is also used as a scouring agent in the production of vat printing pastes. Triethanolamine is also used as an intermediate in the production of acetate rayon dyes. Triethanolamine is used as a component of concrete additives and adhesives, rubber, photographic chemicals, agricultural chemicals, and oil well chemicals. Triethanolamine is also used to promote stability during the reaction process in the production of flexible and rigid urethane foams.

CAS Number: 102-71-6

Also Known As:


TEA 99


Applications & Uses

Adhesives & Cements
Cement Grinding Aid
Cutting Fluid
Eye Creams
Gas Treating
Hand Sanitizers
Moisturizing Cream Formulations

Lip Plumper


Paint Solvent

Skin Care Products
Sunscreens – Water Resistant

Agricultural Chemicals

Corrosion Inhibitors
Facial Cleaner
Hair Care

Lip Gloss


Nail Polish

Oil Field Production Chemicals
Textile Lubricant

Anti Ageing Creams & Lotions

Hair Styling Aids
Metalworking Fluids

Lip Liner

Lithium Ion Batteries

Nail Polish Remover

Paint & Coatings
Shaving Cream
Sun Care Products
Urethane Foams


Rail Car

Iso Tank


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