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Tetraethylenepentamine – TEPA

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Other Trading Names:

  • N-(2-Aminoethyl)-N-{2-[(2-Aminoethyl)amino]ethyl}ethane-1,2-Diamine
  • TEPA
  • Tetren
  • Tetraethylene Pentamine
  • 1,11-Diamino-3,6,9-triazaundecane
  • 1,4,7,10,13-Pentaazatridecane
  • 3,6,9-Triaza-1,11-undecanediamine
  • 3,6,9-Triazaundecamethylenediamine

Types of Packaging

  • Plastic drums with 25 kg weight capacity per drum.
  • Plastic drums with 200 kg weight capacity per drum.

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Tetraethylenepentamine – TEPA is an organic chemical. It belongs to the group of ethylene-amines. It is a very useful chemical substance that is industrially made by the reaction of aqueous ammonia with 1,2-dichloroethane and then neutralisation and fractional distillation. Its chemical formula is C8H23N5. It is a polyazaalkane.

Chemical Appearance

Tetraethylenepentamine – TEPA, similar in appearance to most amines, is not colourless but has the appearance of a yellow coloured liquid. It is a somewhat viscous liquid. It is soluble in many polar solvents. It is slightly less dense than water. Its vapours are heavier than air.

Chemical Applications and Strengths

Tetraethylenepentamine – TEPA or Tetraethylene Pentamine is a very useful chemical compound and therefore, has many industrial applications. Its main applications and strengths are:

  • Tetraethylenepentamine – TEPA is most commonly used as a curing agent or hardener in epoxy chemistry. It can be utilised on its own as well as reacted with tall oil fatty acid (TOFA) and its dimer to make an amidoamine. This compound is then used as the curing agent for producing epoxy resins.
  • It is consumed as a pentadentate ligand in coordination chemistry.
  • It is employed as a general adhesive and binding agent for countless purposes.
  • As an additive it promotes hardening in products such as paints and varnishes, and plastics etc.
  • It is utilised in the processes of building and construction. It is used for the production of building materials for processes such as flooring, insulation, caulk, tile, wood, glass etc.
  • Its most important use is as filler for paints, in the textile industries for textiles, and in the plastic industries for plastics.
  • It is employed in insulation materials to prevent noise and cold etc.
  • It is used in the making of cement, concrete, and asphalt materials.


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