Triethanolamine 85% / Trolamine TEA TELA


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Technical Grade

Triethanolamine or Trolamine, often abbreviated as TEA or TELA, is an organic compound which is both a tertiary amine and a tri-alcohol. Like other amines it is a mild alkali.


Properties of Triethanolamine:

  • IUPAC Name: 2,2',2"-Nitrilotriethanol
  • Other Names: Tris(2-hydroxyethyl)amine, 2,2',2"-Trihydroxy-triethylamine, Triethylolamine, Trolamine, TEA, TEOA
  • Formula: C6H15NO3
  • CAS No: 102-71-6
  • Mol Wt: 149.18
  • Purity: 85% TEA + 15% Water
  • Appearance: clear liquid
  • Boiling Point: 335.14oC
  • Density: 1.118 g/cm3


A common use of TEA is as a complexing agent for aluminium ions in aqueous solutions.

Triethanolamine is used as an emulsifier and as a surfactant.

TEA has been used in photographic (silver halide) processing and has been recommended as a useful alkai by amateur photographers.

Health & Safety:

This product is not classified according to the EU regulations.

PLEASE NOTE: There may be a delay of 1 to 2 weeks for orders of the 200L containers.


PLEASE NOTE: This product is not for human or animal consumption.

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