Diethanolamine (DEA or DEOA) is a colourless, viscous liquid organic chemical compound that is both a secondary amine and a dialcohol. Diethanolamine is widely used to prepare diethanolamides and diethanolamine salts of long-chain fatty acids that are formulated into soaps and surfactants used in liquid laundry and dishwashing detergents, cosmetics, shampoos, and hair conditioners. Diethanolamine is also extensively used in textile processing, as well as industrial gas purification to remove acid gases. It is an anticorrosion agent in metalworking fluids, and in preparations of agricultural chemicals.
Crestchem offer a range of different grades and pack sizes for our DEA, please contact us for more information.