The Tetra Acetyl Ethylene Diamine or TAED for short is among the chemical substances synthesized for the main purpose of discharging active oxygen when the temperature for this transformation is not adequate. Substances that discharge oxygen present a significant drawback which is related to the environmental temperature. In essence, the temperature necessary for chemical substances to release the oxygen without the aid of Tetra Acetyl Ethylene Diamine is generally sixty degrees Celsius or above. However, by adding the Tetra Acetyl Ethylene Diamine to the composition, the release of active oxygen can be achieve independent from the temperature factors, which can present significant benefits in both financial and practical aspects. The molecular formula for the Tetra Acetyl Ethylene Diamine is C10H16O4N0.
The granules of the Tetra Acetyl Ethylene Diamine come in white, blue or green shades and are rather small, as one can expect a density of approximately 420 to 650 grams per liter. In addition, the molecular weight for the substance in pure form is 228 grams per mole. More often than not, the Tetra Acetyl Ethylene Diamine is sold in bags of around 25 kilograms or their jumbo counterparts.
The Tetra Acetyl Ethylene Diamine comes with purity in the range of 90 and 94 percent and a moisture level of roughly 2 percent or lower. It is worth mentioning that in the composition of the pure substance you are expected to find less than 0.002 iron. While in the household products that contain it the Tetra Acetyl Ethylene Diamine is liquefied, the original form of the pure amalgam is granules with a particle size of less than 0.150, 1.60 and respectively 3.0 dimensions. Following, let us examine the practical applications of adding Tetra Acetyl Ethylene Diamine in the composition of household and other products.
As one may have expected from the description of its characteristics the TAED is commonly employed in whitening and bleaching products. The active oxygen is one of the key features of any bleach or detergent, as it plays a major role in eliminating dirt and other types of stains effectively. The substance that Tetra Acetyl Ethylene Diamine reacts with in order to produce these effects is the hydrogen peroxide. It is a well known fact that in order to achieve the same whitening without TAED, the temperature of the water has to be greatly boosted and the pH has to increase as well.
Consequentially, chemistry researchers have developed the Tetra Acetyl Ethylene Diamine, which not only activates the whitening powers but is also quite a bit gentler on your clothes and the resulted solution of dissolving the bleach presents a lower PH. Therefore, the Tetra Acetyl Ethylene Diamine is effective in reducing the quantity of the bleach and the hot water required. Moreover, sticking to the category of household products, certain whitening cosmetics like teeth brighteners or skin lightening creams employ it as well.
Another good application for the Tetra Acetyl Ethylene Diamine resides with the paper, pulp and wood industry. In fact, several well known paper manufacturer have been used TAED for years in order to obtain whiter, clearer and consistent colors for their products at a reduced cost. At the same time, it is worth noting that in the food colorant industry, Tetra Acetyl Ethylene Diamine also has a few uses.
Experts advise exercising caution when handling the Tetra Acetyl Ethylene Diamine as improper usage can result in unpleasant side effects. It is recommended that the substance is stored at a fairly large distance from flammable materials and the room in which it is kept should have proper ventilation. Furthermore, those who are manipulating the Tetra Acetyl Ethylene Diamine or working in the same room with it should not eat or smoke as well as should avoid inhaling vapors.
The Tetra Acetyl Ethylene Diamine presents a wide array of benefits for the cleaning industry, as well as its food colorant, paper and wood counterparts. The ability of reacting with the hydrogen peroxide and discharging the complete potential of active oxygen regardless of the temperature make this substance an essential addition to any whitening, cleaning or bleaching product.