Diethylamine is a secondary amine with the molecular structure CH3CH2NHCH2CH3. It is a flammable, strongly alkaline liquid. It is miscible with water and ethanol. As a liquid it has a dark brown color due to impurities, however when distilled it is colorless. It is volatile and has a strong unpleasant odor.
Diethylamine is manufactured from ethanol and ammonia and is obtained together with ethylamine and triethylamine. It is used as a corrosion inhibitor and in the production of rubber, resins, dyes and pharmaceuticals.
Diethylamine is a corrosive chemical and contact with skin may cause irritation or burns.