TEA is used primarily as an emulsifier by neutralizing fatty acids. One unique quality of TEA is that it freezes at 70 degrees F, which causes discoloring of the material.
Up Stream Materials/Building Blocks:
Ethanolamine (EA, MEA) (coproduct)
Diethanolamine (DEA) (coproduct)
Down Stream Materials Consuming Triethylene Amine (TEA):
Ear drops (API)