Amino alcohol

Amino alcohol

Alkanolamines are chemical compounds that carry hydroxy (-OH) and amino (-NH2, -NHR, and -NR2) functional groups on an alkane backbone. The term alkanolamine is a broad class term that is sometimes used as a subclassification.

Amino alcohol

Amino alcohols are organic compounds that contain both an amine functional group and an alcohol functional group.

Common amino alcohols


Simple alkanolamines are used as solvents, chemical precursors, and high-boiling bases:

Beta blocker

A subclass of beta blockers is often called alkanolamine beta blockers. Typical examples are:



The co-existence of hydroxy and amine groups in one molecule is very common in medications and biochemicals, examples are:

See also

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