Monoethanolamine is an amine with alcohol and amine characteristics used in detergent, personal care, textile finishing, and wood treating products, as well as oil well and metalworking products for corrosion prevention​​. Also can be used as a cement grinding aid. Building block in the manufacture of triazine based corrosion inhibitors.


Molar Weight61.084 g/mol
Melting Point10 °C
Boiling Point171~175 °C
Flash Point85°C
FormsLiquid (clear), Colourless

Uses and Applications

Key applications

  • Detergent
  • Household industrial
  • Electronics
  • Paint and Coatings
  • Metal working
  • Buffer agent
  • Ink, toner and colourant
  • Cleaning products
  • pH control
  • Textile handling
  • Catalysts
  • Lubricants
  • Personal care
  • Surfactant


  • Pharma
  • Cleaning
  • Coatings & Construction
  • Polymers
  • Cosmetics
  • Lubricants
  • Chemical Processing

Synonyms: MEA, Ethylolamine

Chemical Formula: C2H7NO

CAS Number: 141-43-5