Triethylamine is commonly employed in organic synthesis as a base. It is mainly used in the production of quaternary ammonium compounds for textile auxiliaries and quaternary ammonium salts of dyes. It is also a catalyst and acid neutralizer for condensation reactions and is useful as an intermediate for manufacturing medicines, pesticides and other chemicals.


Molar Weight101.193 g/mol
Melting Point-115
Boiling Point90 °C
Flash Point-6.67°C
FormsLiquid (clear), Colourless

Uses and Applications

Key applications

  • Plastics and polymers
  • pH control
  • Solvents
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Paint and Coatings


  • Pharma
  • Polymers
  • Coatings & Construction

Synonyms: TEA

Chemical Formula: C6H15N

CAS Number: 121-44-8