Monoisopropanolamine is a basic chemical used in many applications serving as an emulsifier, stabilizer, chemical intermediate, and a neutralizer that achieves basicity, buffering, and alkalinity objectives. MIPA has the lowest molecular weight of the three standard isopropanolamines. It is a colorless liquid with an ammonia-like odor.


Molar Weight75.111 g/mol
Melting Point1.74 °C
Boiling Point159 °C
Flash Point77°C
FormsLiquid (clear), Colourless

Uses and Applications

Key applications

  • Metal working
  • Paint removal
  • Preservative
  • Coating
  • Electronics
  • Electroplating


  • Coatings & Construction
  • Lubricants

Synonyms: MIPA, 1-Amino-2-propanol, Isopropanolamine, Threamine

Chemical Formula: C3H9NO

CAS Number: 78-96-6