Ethylenediamine is the organic compound with the formula C2H4(NH2)2.
colorless liquid with an ammonia-like odor is a strongly basic amine.
Ethylenediamine(1,2-ethanediamine) is the lowest molecular weight
contains two primary nitrogens. EDA is a single-component product that
is clear and colorless, with an ammonia-like odor.
Ethylene diamine is a strongly alkaline, colorless to yellowish liquid,
with ammonia-like odor, completely miscible with water and soluble in
Process and Applications
Ethylenediamine is manufactured by reacting ammonia and
1,2-dichloroethane. The reaction yields the mixture of
ethylenediamine and the linear polyamines.
(ethylenediamine) is mainly used as an intermediate in the manufacture
of fungicides for agriculture, in the production of chelating agents,
and as a low-temperature bleaching activator in washing powders.
also used in a multitude of other applications, including lubricants for
plastics processing, polyamides, textile resins and fuel additives.
It is extensively used in the production of
polymeric compounds, pharmaceuticals,
dyestuffs and pesticides.
capacity of ethylenediamine in the world was around 150 000 t/a and the
consumption was around 140 000 tons, the supply and the demand being
has more than 10 ethylenediamine producers today.