2-(Dimethylamino)ethanol is used as corrosion inhibitor, anti-scaling agent, paint additive, coating additive and solids separation agent. It is also used as an intermediate for active pharmaceutical ingredients and dyes. It serves as a curing agent for polyurethanes and epoxy resins. Further, it is used as an additive to boiler water. In addition to this, it is used therapeutically as a CNS stimulant.
In the presence of 2 mol of n-BuLi, forms a unimetal superbase complex of the Li alkoxide with an additional molecule of n-BuLi: J. Chem. Soc., Perkin 1, 3071 (1997). For examples of its use, see 2-Methoxypyridine, A13675, 2-Chloropyridine, A14866.
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Bringas, G.; Navarro-Santos, P.; López-Rendón, R.; López-Lemus, J.; Bresme, F. Molecular Dynamics Simulations of 2-(Dimethylamino)ethanol. J. Phys. Chem. B 2015, 119 (15), 5035-5046.
Dichiarazioni di rischio (UE): H226-H302-H312-H331-H314-H335
Flammable liquid and vapour. Harmful if swallowed. Harmful in contact with skin. Toxic if inhaled. Causes severe skin burns and eye damage. May cause respiratory irritation.
Dichiarazioni precauzionali: P260u-P201-P280a-P304+P340-P405-P501a
Obtain special instructions before use. Wear protective gloves and eye/face protection. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.