Methyldiisopropanolamine (MDIPA)

Chemical synonyms: MDIPA; Methyldiisopropanolamine; N-Methyldiisopropanolamine; Methyldiisopropanolamin;


  • Home & industrial care intermediates
  • Surfactants

Key attributes

  • Amine-like odor
  • Clear liquid
  • Colorless
  • Corrosive

Product description

The amino-alcohol functionality of MDIPA makes it a very useful precursor for fatty ester quaternaries (also called esterquats). These compounds are commonly used as active substances in fabric softeners.

Product availability

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If applicable, authorized distributors are in the regions listed below, with more details provided in the “Authorized distributors” section.

  • Asia Pacific

  • Europe, Middle East & Africa

  • Latin America

  • North America

Authorized distributors

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