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Technical Data Sheet

Chemical Synonym
  • N,N-dimethyldodecylamine; N,N-dimethylaurylamine; N,N-dimethyldodecanamine; Dodecyldimethylamine; Dimethyldodecylamine; Lauryldimethylamine
  • Fabric care
  • Hard surface care
  • Home & industrial care intermediates
  • Industrial cleaners
  • Institutional cleaners
  • Soap/detergents

Product Description
Dimla 12 mainly contains alkyldimethylamines with a chain length C12. The product is a clear to slighty yellow liquid at room temperature and has the characteristic odor of fatty amines.

Dimla 12 is used for the production of:

  • Quaternary ammonium compounds (quats)
  • Amine oxides
  • Amphoterics (betaines and sulfobetaines)

Typical Properties

PropertyTest MethodTypical Value, Units
Color Colorless to slightly yellow
Odor Strong ammonia-like odor
Flash PointASTM D92>100 °C
Thermal Decomposition Temperature >150 °C
Vapor Pressure 
     @ 20°C <1 hPa
     @ 25°C 770-780 kg/m3
Octanol-water partition coefficient, log Pow 
     @ 20°C >3
     Chloroform and isopropylalcohol Soluble
     Water in, @ 20°C Insoluble
Freezing Point -22 °C

Bulk (railcar/tank truck/isocontainers) delivery in stainless steel containers. Drums/IBC’s also available.


The product can be stored in carbon steel vessels. Do not store above 80 °C.

Precautions should be taken to avoid contact with moisture, CO2 and copper compounds. To prevent discoloration, air and moisture should be excluded from the storage tanks by blanketing with a dry inert gas (e.g. nitrogen).

Properties reported here are typical of average lots. Eastman makes no representation that the material in any particular shipment will conform exactly to the values given.

Eastman and its marketing affiliates shall not be responsible for the use of this information, or of any product, method, or apparatus mentioned, and you must make your own determination of its suitability and completeness for your own use, for the protection of the environment, and for the health and safety of your employees and purchasers of your products. No warranty is made of the merchantability of fitness of any product, and nothing herein waives any of the Seller's conditions of sale.

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