This product is primarily a mixture of four TEPA ethyleneamines with close boiling points, including linear, branched, and two cyclic TEPA products, along with higher molecular weight products. It is used in various applications, including asphalt additives, corrosion inhibitors, epoxy curing agents, hydrocarbon purification, lube oil and fuel additives, and more.

Supplied By: Huntsman Petrochemicals LLC

Product Code: Q04834

Regional Availability: Canada

Chemical Name: Tetraethylenepentamine

CAS Number: 112-57-2

Chemical Family: Amines, Ethyleneamines

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    Identification & Functionality

    Chemical Family
    Chemical structure

    Features & Benefits

    Product Highlights

    (TETA) are used to aid in the separation of nickel ores from iron sulfide minerals, particularly pyrrhotite and is added as and aqueous solution to ores in the flotation step. The amine depresses the iron sulfide during flotation and allows the separation of nickel ores.

    Applications & Uses

    Applicable Processes
    Industrial Additives End Use
    Recommended Applications
    • Asphalt additives
    • Corrosion inhibitors
    • Epoxy curing agents
    • Hydrocarbon purification
    • Lube oil & fuel additives
    • Mineral processing aids
    • Polyamide resins
    • Surfactants
    • Textile additives


    Physical Form

    Safety & Health

    Toxicity and Safety
    • Because of the fragility of eye tissue, almost any eye contact with any ethyleneamine may cause irreparable damage, even blindness.
    • A single, short exposure to ethyleneamines, may cause severe skin burns, whilea single, prolonged exposure may result in the material being absorbed through the skin in harmful amounts.
    • Exposures has caused allergic skin reactions in some individuals. Single dose oral toxicity of ethyleneamines is low. The oral LD50 for rats is in the range of 1000 to 4500 mg/kg for the ethyleneamines.
    • The principal hazards that arise in working with tetraethylenepentamine (TEPA) are those associated with similar organic amines; namely, a corrosive action on skin and eyes.
    • Precautions should be taken to prevent contact with these parts of the body such as by use of protective clothing and chemical goggles. If contact occurs, immediately flush the exposed area with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. Eye exposures should be examined by a physician.
    • Contaminated clothing should be laundered before reuse. If ingestion occurs, do not induce vomiting. Have the individual drink a large amount of water and transport them to a medical facility immediately.

    Packaging & Availability

    Packaging Type
    Regional Availability
    • Canada
    Packaging Information

    Tetraethylenepentamine (TEPA) is available in bulk and in 55-gallon drums of 205 Kg net weight.

    Storage & Handling

    Shelf Life
    24 months
    Storage & Handling Information

    Dry Inert Gas Blanket
    This product should be stored under a dry inert gas blanket, such as nitrogen, to minimize contamination resulting from contact with air and water.


    Storage Temperature
    Tetraethylenepentamine (TEPA) has a pour point of -30°C. To avoid freezing, the product should be maintained above this temperature.

    Spills or Leaks

    • Small spills should be covered with inorganic absorbents and disposed of properly.
    • Organic absorbents have been known to ignite when contaminated with amines in closed containers.
    • Certain cellulosic materials used for spill cleanup such as wood chips or sawdust have shown reactivity with ethyleneamines and should be avoided.
    • Large spills should be contained and recovered. Water may be used for clean-up purposes, but avoid disposing of the material into sewers or natural water bodies. Disposal should be in accordance with all federal, state and local laws, regulations, and ordinances.
    • Ethyleneamine leaks will frequently be identified by the odor (ammoniacal) or by the formation of a white, solid, waxy substance (amine carbamates). Inorganic absorbents or water may be used to clean up the amine waste.