Chart Description. This chart presents Monoethanolamine prices in several countries, as follows:
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About Monoethanolamine. Monoethanolamine (a.k.a. MEA, Ethanolamine, 2-Aminoethanol) is an organic compound, containing a primary alcohol and amine groups. It is a colorless, viscous liquid, with ammoniacal odor. Due to its high viscosity, MEA is commonly used as a thickener/emulsifier in a wide range of processes and industries. In recent times, due to increased attention in carbon dioxide capture and sequestration, monoethanolamine has been used frequently as the solvent choice for the scrubbing process for the amine’s weak base properties.
Chemical Formula. C2H7NO
Commercial Grades. Commercial/technical grade (min. 99.5% purity); NF grade (min. 99% purity); low freezing grade (85% solution of mea and 15% water); iron and chloride free grade (<1 ppm chloride, < 0.5% chloride)
Uses. Ethanolamines present a wide range of applications in several industries. They may take part, for instance, in the production of polyurethanes and electronic chemicals. Although they may present slight changes in their properties, different ethanolamines may be used interchangeably for similar applications. Some of them are presented below. In many industrial processes, MEA is employed in gas treating operations. Aqueous solutions of MEA are used to remove contaminants (e.g. carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulfide) from gaseous streams, such as natural and refinery gas. They can also be a intermediates in the production of cosmetics, surfactants and emulsifiers. neutralizing agent; selective solvent; pH control agent; production of detergents; agricultural sprays; rubber accelerator; wool treatment; dispersant for paints and polishers; food-contact animal glues and softening agent in the tanning industry.
- Ammonia + ethylene oxide (Epoxidation).
To know more about Monoethanolamine production processes, click here.
Derivatives. Monoethanolamine is used as raw material in the production of the following derivates: bensulide; diethylenetriamine; ethylenediamine; ethylenimine; nefazodone; piperazine; polyethylenepolyamine; taurine; tetraethylenepentamine; urea-formaldehyde resins.
Methodology. The chemicals pricing data presented are, if not otherwise indicated, volume-weighted average transaction prices including contract and spot transactions in the locations specified. The information provided is obtained from gathering and refining of trade data officially reported for the respective countries (i.e., governmental agencies, institutions related to foreign trade and industry publications). For further details check our Chemicals Pricing Data Methodology.
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