Ethanolamine (aminoacidului alcohol, kolomin, oxicillin, Holmen), formula CH2NH2CH2OH - simple amerosport. Viscous oily liquid with a strong alkali reaction; with water and alcohol mixed in any ratio, in the ether soluble slightly; temperature instrumentation 172,2 degrees.
Ethanolamine is always present in the body during normal protein nutrition, is formed by the decarboxylation of serine. Further ways transformations associated with either the synthesis of one of phosphatides - Catalina (see), which phosphatidylethanolamine, or by conversion of ethanolamine in choline (see). The latter reaction is to join the three methyl groups to nitrogen amino ethanolamine. As one of the paths connecting different directions, possible following the chain of transformations: serine - ethanolamine - glycolaldehyde - Glyoxylic acid - glycine.
Derived ethanolamine - hydrochloride N-Diethylaminoethanol ether para-aminobenzoic acid, or novocaine, used as a local anaesthetic. Cm. also Aminoalcohols.