Adjective "ethanolamines" definition and examples

(Ethanolamines may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ɛθəˈnɒləmiːn/

Definitions and examples

noun

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.

    More definitions

    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.

    More examples(as adjective)

    "plants can be ethanolamines."

    Origin

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