Ethylene diamine (E.D.A.)

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Ethylene diamine is manufactured industrially from 1,2-dichloroethane and ammonia under pressure at 180 °C in an aqueous medium.Another industrial route to ethylenediamine involves the reaction of ethanolamine and ammonia.EDA is used as a building block for the synthesis of bleach activators, chelates and crop protection products. It is used as an intermediate in applications like corrosion inhibitors, polyamide resins and lubricants and fuel additives.EDA are frequently used in detergents and for fungicides in crop protection area. A most prominent derivative of ethylenediamine is EDTA. Ethylenediamine is used in large quantities for production of many industrial chemicals. It forms derivatives with carboxylic acids, fatty acids ,nitriles , alcohols, alkylating agents, carbon disulfide, aldehydes and ketones. Because of its bifunctional nature, having two amines, it readily forms heterocycles such as also used for color photography developing, binders, adhesives, fabric softeners, curing agents for epoxys, and dyes.


Product Name E.D.A.Ethylenediamine Ethane-1,2-diamine
CAS # 107-15-3
Molar mass 60.10 g/mol
Appearance Color less liquid
Molecular formula C2H8N2
Density 0.90 g/cm
Odor Ammoniacal


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