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Technical Data Sheet
Methyldiisopropanolamine (MDIPA)

Chemical Synonym
  • MDIPA; Methyldiisopropanolamine; N-Methyldiisopropanolamine; Methyldiisopropanolamin;
  • Home & industrial care intermediates
  • Surfactants
Key Attributes
  • Amine-like odor
  • Clear liquid
  • Colorless
  • Corrosive

Product Description
The amino-alcohol functionality of MDIPA makes it a very useful precursor for fatty ester quaternaries (also called esterquats). These compounds are commonly used as active substances in fabric softeners.

Typical Properties

PropertyTypical Value, Units
General Properties
     @ 20°C (68°F)0.958 g/mL
Partition coefficient 
     @ 25°C-0.03
Water solubilitymiscible
Vapor Pressure 
     @ 50°C0.23 hPa
     @ 20°C (68°F)0.015 hPa
Flash Point119 °C
Melt point-69 °C
Boiling Point225 °C
Autoignition Temperature269 °C
Appearancecolorless liquid
Molecular Weight147.22
Molecular FormulaC7H17NO2

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.

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