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(Dimethylamine)

The personal care industry is an area with growing use for methylamines as raw materials. N,N-dimethylaminopropylamine (DMAPA) and DMDAC (see Water Treatment) are used to make cosmetics.

DMAPA is also an intermediate for betaines and fatty amide/amine oxides for liquid soaps.

DMAE (see Water Treatment) is reacted in polymers for hair products and cosmetics, as well as other personal care items such as hand lotions, shaving creams, and shampoos.