Definition of ethylenediamine in English:

ethylenediamine

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

Pronunciation

ethylenediamine

/ˌɛθɪliːndʌɪˈamiːn//ˌɛθɪliːnˈdʌɪəmiːn//ˌɛθɪliːndʌɪˈeɪmiːn/