Tri Ethanol Amine (TEA) is a versatile chemical compound often used in various industrial applications.
Tri Ethanol Amine (TEA) is a colorless, viscous organic compound with the chemical formula C6H15NO3. It is commonly known as TEA and is characterized by its amine and alcohol functional groups. TEA is widely used as a pH regulator, emulsifying agent, and corrosion inhibitor in industries such as cosmetics, textiles, agriculture, and oil refining. Its unique properties make it a valuable ingredient in products ranging from personal care items like shampoos and lotions to industrial processes like gas sweetening and cement grinding. TEA’s ability to neutralize acidic substances, improve emulsion stability, and prevent corrosion makes it an indispensable component in many applications.
Tri Ethanol Amine (TEA) Advantages:
- pH Regulation: TEA is an effective pH regulator in various processes, ensuring optimal conditions for chemical reactions.
- Emulsifying Agent: It enhances the stability of emulsions, facilitating the mixing of immiscible substances.
- Corrosion Inhibition: TEA helps protect metal surfaces from corrosion, extending the lifespan of equipment.
- Cosmetics and Personal Care: TEA is used in formulations for its emollient and pH-balancing properties in skincare and haircare products.
- Oil Refining: It is employed in the removal of acidic impurities from crude oil and gas streams, improving the quality of refined products.
Tri Ethanol Amine (TEA) Uses:
- pH regulation in chemical processes.
- Emulsifying agent in cosmetics and food products.
- Corrosion inhibitor in metalworking and oil refining.
- Concrete grinding and polishing in construction.
- Gas sweetening to remove acidic components in natural gas.
Tri ethanol amine Specifications ( TEA Analysis ):
|Purity||85.0 MIN||WT%||MA 503|
|SP. GR @ 20/20 °C||1.122-1.130||_||ASTM D 891|
|Water||0.20 MAX||WT%||ASTM D 1364|
|MEA||0.50 MAX||WT%||MA 503|
|DEA||15 MAX||WT%||MA 503|
|Color||50 MAX||Pt-Co||ASTM D 1209|
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