Diisopropanolamine (DIPOA) is an aminoalcohol. It’s a water soluble, colorless liquid or white to yellow crystalline solid with an odor of ammonia.
Diisopropanolamine (DIPOA) is a neutralization agent for anionic stabilized resins. It is suitable for waterborne stoving enamels based on polyesters, alkyds and acrylic resins (secondary dispersions). DIPOA additionally supports the film forming of stoving enamels.
DIPOA is an intermediate in the production of a special ß-hydroxyalkylamide which is used as a crosslinker in polyester powder coatings.
Due to its pendent functionality, DIPOA can be used as a cross-linking agent and as a building block for polyurethanes.
Natural gas can be purified by removing carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulfide by means of diisopropanolamine in the sulfinol process.
Diisopropanolamine (DIPOA) is used as a corrosion inhibitor in the metal processing industry.