Diolamine, also known as diethanolamine, DEA or H2DEA, belongs to the class of organic compounds known as 1, 2-aminoalcohols (2). Diolamine is widely used in the preparation of diethanolamides and diethanolamine salts of long-chain fatty acids that are formulated into soaps and surfactants used in liquid laundry and dishwashing detergents, cosmetics, shampoos and hair conditioners. Diolamine is also used in the production of lubricants in the textile industry, in industrial gas purification to remove acid gases and as an emulsifier and dispersing agent in preparations of agricultural chemicals. Diolamine is used in metalworking fluids for cutting, stamping and die-casting operations as a corrosion inhibitor. In the production of detergents, cleaners, fabric solvents and metalworking fluids, diolamine is used for acid neutralization and soil deposition. Aqueous diolamine solutions are used as solvents for numerous drugs that are administered intravenously. Shampoos and hair dyes may contain free diolamine as a component and/or as a contaminant of fatty acid alkanolamides, generally in the range of 0.2 to 10%. Diolamine is used with sulfolane in the sulfinol process to absorb carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulfide gases.
Affygility Solutions has an occupational exposure limit (OEL) and control band assignment for this active pharmaceutical ingredient (API). This monograph also contains the acceptable daily exposure (ADE) value.
OEL Fastrac monographs are a cost-effective and convenient way to meet the requirements for PDEs (ADEs) contained in the EMA Guideline on setting health based exposure limits for use in risk identification in the manufacture of different medicinal products in shared facilities (EMA/CHMP/CVMP/SWP/169430/2012), as well as PIC/S and ANVISA requirements, and to obtain the following information:
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