Chlor-ethamine; 1,2-Diaminoethane dihydrochloride; 1,2-Ethanediamine dihydrochloride.
Stabilizer in steroid creams and rubber latex. Inhibitor in antifreeze solutions and cooling fluids. May also be present in floor-polish removers. Component in nystatin cream and aminophylline. Epoxy curing agent. Accelerator in color development baths in photography. Used also in veterinary preparations, electroplating and electrophoretic gels, dyes, fungicides, insecticides, synthetic waxes, textile lubricants, eye and nose drops, and as solvent for casein, albumin, shellac (EDA). Cross: EDTA, antazoline, aminophylline, promethazine HCl, piperazine. May produce erythema multiforme like eruptions. ICU.