diethylamine definition

  • noun:
    • The secondary amine (CH3CH2)2NH
    • A colorless, volatile, alkaline fluid, NH(C2H5)2, having a very good fishy odor resembling compared to herring or sardines. Cf. methylamine.
    • A colorless inflammable liquid, (C2H5)2NH, prepared by the activity of ammonia on ethyl iodide and formed during the putrefaction of fish. It melts at —40° C., comes at 55.5° C., and kinds salts with acids much like those of ammonia.
    • The secondary amine (CH3CH2)2NH
    • A colorless, volatile, alkaline fluid, NH(C2H5)2, having a stronger fishy smell resembling that herring or sardines. Cf. methylamine.
    • A colorless inflammable fluid, (C2H5)2NH, made by the activity of ammonia on ethyl iodide and formed during putrefaction of fish. It melts at —40° C., comes at 55.5° C., and kinds salts with acids just like those of ammonia.

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