Monoisopropanolamine (MIPOA) is carries both primary amine and hydroxyl functional groups
MIPOA is used both in paint strippers, and as a pigment dispersing aid.
As a neutralizing agent, MIPOA is used with certain crop protection herbicide active ingredients.
Foams and Elastomers
MIPOA is utilized as a crosslinker in the production of flexible urethane foams and elastomers. It contributes tensile strength and high temperature resistance to the final product.
MIPOA is used an an additive in metal working formulations and provides corrosion protection, lubricity, and foam suppression.
MIPOA is used as a building block in the synthesis of antihistamines, antimalarials, antibiotics, local anesthetics, antidepressants and muscle relaxants.
In the reaction with long chain fatty acids, MIPOA forms soaps that are then used in a variety of applications.