Protein purification reagent Triethanolamine acts as an organic additive in the grinding of cement clinker and as a complexing agent for aluminum ions in aqueous solutions. It is used as an emulsifier and a surfactant. It finds application in common products like dishwashing liquids, general cleaners, hand cleaners, shaving cream, metalworking fluids, liquid laundry detergents, paints and printing inks. It is used for the neutralization of fatty acids and adjusting buffer pH as well as utilized to dissolve oils. It acts as an effective complexing agent in electroless plating. Further, it is used in hair care products like hair dyes and wave sets.
Reacts with N-alkylanilines in dioxane (autoclave) in the presence of Dichlorotris(triphenylphosphine)ruthenium(II), L00373, to give 1-alkyl indoles in good yield: Synth. Commun., 26, 1349 (1996).
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Hazard Statements: H317-H373
May cause an allergic skin reaction. May cause damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure.
Precautionary Statements: P260-P280-P302+P352-P314-P333+P313-P362-P501c
Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water. Get medical advice/attention if you feel unwell. If skin irritation or rash occurs: Get medical advice/attention. Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant