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Substance Name

Triethanolamine
Identification Number: CASRN | 102-71-6

  Substance Attributes


  • Carcinogenic Properties

    Accumulating evidence points to cancer potential. Exercise caution with this substance, explore your exposure routes and consider complete avoidance. See further details under Toxins.

  • Endocrine Disrupter

    Interferes with your hormones. Hormones are powerful messengers that can bind to DNA. You don't want to mess with them.

  • Mutagenic Properties

    Cause mutations to Genetic material like DNA, RNA or mitochondrial DNA

  • Reproductive Effects

    Interferes with fertility

  • Toxic to specific organs

    Can damage liver, kidney, lungs, heart or gut. Ironically liver, kidneys and gut are the main detoxifications systems.

  • Soluble in Water

    This substance easily dissolves in water. As such it can be easily transported via waterways. Not really a nastiness attribute, but this feature helps rapidly spread other nastiness attributes this substance may have.

  • Volatile - Evaporates easily

    This substance easily enters the air we breath. Not really a nastiness attribute, but this feature helps rapidly spread other nastiness attributes this substance may have.

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  • CATEGORIES: Chemical used in hydraulic fracturing fluids | Household Toxin | Food Toxin | Synthetic Toxin | EAFUS (Everything Added to Food in the United States) | PESTICIDE active ingredient | Inert Pesticide Ingredient USA - Non Food Use Only | Inert Pesticide Ingredient USA - FRAGRANCE ( Generally Not used on Food) | Pesticide approved in USA (California)
  • SUBSTANCE LINEAGE: Organic Compounds | Organonitrogen Compounds | Amines | Tertiary Amines | Tertiary Amines
  • SYNONYMS: 2,2' | 2''-Nitrilotriethanol | 2,2',2''-Nitrilotri-Ethanol | 2,2',2''-Nitrilotriethanol | 2,2',2''-Nitrilotris(ethanol) | 2,2',2''-Nitrilotris-Ethanol | 2,2',2''-Nitrilotrisethanol | 2,2',2''-Nitrilotris[ethanol] | 2,2',2''-Trihydroxy-Triethylamine | 2,2',2''-Trihydroxytriethylamine | 2,2',2'-Nitrilotriethanol | 2,2',2'-Nitrilotris-Ethanol | 2,2',2-Nitrilotriethanol | 2,2',2-Nitrilotris(ethanol) | 2,2',2Quot -Nitrilotriethanol | 2,2'2''-Nitrilotris-Ethanol | 2,2,2-Nitrilotriethanol | 637-39-8 (Unspecified hydrochloride) | 7376-31-0 (Unspecified sulfate salt) | 7376-31-0 (Unspecified sulphate salt) | Alkano | Alkanolamine 244 | BTB | Cerumenex | Daltogen | Ethanol | 2,2',2''-nitrilotris- | homopolymer | H3tea | Mobisy | Mobisyl | N(CH2CH2OH)3 | Nitrilo-2,2',2''-triethanol | Nitrilo-2,2',2quot -triethanol | Nitrilotriethanol | Nitrilotris(ethanol) | Poly(triethanolamine) ether | Sodium isa | Sterolamide | Sting-kill | Tea (amino alcohol) | TEOA | Thiofaco T-35 | Tri(hydroxyethyl)amine | Triaethanolamin-NG | Triethanolamin | Triethanolamin-NG | Triethanolamine condensate polymer | Triethanolamine homopolymer | Triethylolamine | Trihydroxyethylamine | Trihydroxytriethylamine | Tris(2-Hydroxyethyl) Amine | Tris(2-hydroxyethyl)amine | Tris(b-hydroxyethyl)amine | Tris(beta -hydroxyethyl)amine | Tris(beta-hydroxyethyl)amine | Tris(hydroxyethyl)amine | Trola | Trolamine | Trolamine (NF)
  • DESCRIPTION: Has been used in CSG, Hydraulic Fracturing Operations (Fracking) as - Liquid breaker aid, crosslinker, biocide, fracturing | Triethanolamine is used as a food additive [EAFUS] ("EAFUS: Everything Added to Food in the United States. [http://www.eafus.com/]"). Triethanolamine belongs to the family of Alkylamines. These are organic compounds containing an alkylamine group.
  • COMMENTS:
  • toxin chemical structure pubchem
  • FORMULA: C6H15NO3
  • DATA SOURCES: DATA SOURCES: ARTICLE 4 | CPDB | T3DB | PubChem | IARC | Article-Colborn-2010 | FracFocus | EPA in USA | US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES | APPEA | EAFUS | DPR | EPA USA - Pesticide Inerts
  • LAST UPDATE: 28/04/2018

  Health Associations

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  • TOXIN SITES OF ACTION IN CELL: "Cytoplasm", "Extracellular"
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