Triethanolamine S is a product from the ethanolamine group, i.e. products of adding ethylene oxide to ammonia. The product is also known as 2,2',2''-Nitrilotriethanol. Triethanolamine S is an oily liquid (at 20 to 25 °C) and solidifies at approximately 15 °C. The product freely soluble in water.
Triethanolamine is a product with a wide range of industrial applications. Among other things, it is a semi-finished product for chemical synthesis, e.g. for the production of cationic surfactants such as sequestrates. Due to its alkaline character, the product is used to neutralize acidic substances and as a pH-regulating agent. This property is used, among others, in the production of metalworking fluids, detergents, cosmetics and car chemistry. In the latter, it also serves as a wetting and softening agent, e.g. in shaving foams.
Triethanolamine S is also used in the construction industry as a catalyst to accelerate concrete setting. The agent added in the amount of about 0.05% of the cement mass significantly increases the strength over time. The product especially improves the "late" bonding without noticeably affecting the "initial" bond. It is also used in the mining industry to remove hydrogen sulphide from natural gas during the so-called sweetening process.
Triethanolamine S is not classified as a dangerous substance.
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