Chemtex formulated product Ethanolamine or Monoethanolamine serves as an organic compound having the formula C2H7NO. It is a clear, colorless, viscous liquid having an ammoniacal odor. It is produced by the reaction of ethylene oxide with aqueous ammonia.
Ethanolamine serves as a feedstock in the production of detergents, emulsifiers, polishes, etc. It is often used for alkalinization of water in steam cycles of power plants, including nuclear power plants alongwith pressurized water reactors. This alkalinization is performed to help in controlling corrosion of metal components.