Adjective "ethanolamines" definition and examples

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Any compound which has an amino group bonded to an ethanol molecule; specifically 2-aminoethanol, a weakly basic, viscous liquid used as a synthetic reagent and in carbon dioxide scrubbers.

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    1. a viscous liquid with an odor of ammonia, C 2 H 7 NO, used to remove carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulfide from natural gas, and in the manufacture of antibiotics.

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    "plants can be ethanolamines."


    (ethanolamine)Late 19th century; earliest use found in George M'Gowan (b. 1853). From ethanol + amine, originally after German Aethanolamin.