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Ethylenediamine (EDA)

1,2-Ethylenediamine (EDA) is used mainly as a building block for crop protection products, in the synthesis of chelating agents and for low-temperature-active bleaching agents.
The many other applications of 1,2-ethylenediamine (EDA) include polyamides, lubricants, fuel additives and textiles.

  • EDA is used as a building block for the synthesis of bleach activators, chelates and crop protection products. Furthermore, it is used as an intermediate in applications like corrosion inhibitors, polyamide resins and lubricants/fuel additives.   
  • Chain extender in the production of poyurethane resin for the water PU Dispersion (PUD).
  • Products derived from EDA are frequently used for bleach activators and chelates in detergents and for fungicides in crop protection area.
  • Polyamide resins find wide use as binders in printing inks for flexogravure application on certain paper, film, and foil webs and in hot-melt, pressure-sensitive, and heat-seal adhesives for leather, paper, plastic, and metal. The main polyamide resin type, in addition to the liquid resins used as epoxy hardeners, is prepared generally by the condensation reaction of diamines with di- and polybasic fatty acids. Thermoplastic polyamides are similarly used in formulating glossy, abrasion-resistant, overprint varnishes.
  • EDA is available as pure substance.
CAS No.: 107-15-3
Production Manager Mark Hughes (right) and Shift Supervisor Kenny Calvaruso Jr. (left) stand at the bottom of the methylamines towers during a safety walkthrough. As the newest unit at BASF Verbund site in Geismar, Louisiana, methylamines started production in 2012. Methylamine is used in the production of agrochemicals, personal care products, detergents, pharmaceuticals, textiles, solvents and animal feed additives.