Triethanolamine (TEA) is a viscous organic compound with amine and triol agents. A triol is a molecule with three alcohol groups. This substance is a byproduct of the reaction of ammonia and ethylene oxide. This reaction is done slowly, but it is done faster in the presence of water. Also, this reaction can be done without water and with the help of ion exchange resins.


Molecular weight149.18 gr/mole
Boiling point335.40 °C
Melting point21.60 °C
AppearanceColorless liquid


This substance can be supplied in 230 kg barrels.


  • Cosmetics industry
  • As a pH regulator
  • Agriculture
  • Drilling industry
  • Refinery and petrochemical
  • Rubber industry
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Cement

Other Names

  • TEA
  • TEOA
  •  TELA
  • Triethyl olamine

Chemical Formula

  • C6H15NO3

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