Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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1,4-oxazinan; CAS number: 110-91-8; Diethylene imide oxide; Diethylene oximide; Morpholiniun; tetrahydro-1,4-oxazine; Tetrahydro-p-oxazine

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Morpholine, a derivative of diethanolamine (DEA), is an organic, heterocyclic, liquid with an ammonia-like odour and the molecular formula C4H9NO. Morpholine is soluble in water, ethanol and acids. The saturated six-membered ring contains both an ether group and a secondary amine group.

Morpholine is used in industry as a solvent for waxes, resins and shellac. Morpholine is a starting product in the production of various types of waxes, resins and shellac. Drugs such as Bufexamac, Fenclofenac, Naproxen, Timolol and others. Fatty acid morpholine salts are used as emulsifiers.

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