Meaning of ethylenediamine in English:

ethylenediamine

Pronunciation /ˌɛθɪliːndʌɪˈeɪmiːn/ /ˌɛθɪliːndʌɪˈamiːn/ /ˌɛθɪliːnˈdʌɪəmiːn/

noun

mass nounChemistry
  • A viscous liquid used in making detergents and emulsifying agents.

    Chemical formula: NH₂CH₂CH₂NH₂

    ‘The compounds used to create it include ethylenediamine, formaldehyde and sodium cyanide.’
    • ‘Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to aminophylline, ethylenediamine (contained in aminophylline), oxtriphylline, or theophylline.’
    • ‘The additives were prepared from amines (such as tetraethylenepentamine, triethylenetetramine, diethylenetriamine and ethylenediamine (EDA)) and formaldehyde.’