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Ethylene

Ethylene, C2H4 is a colourless, flammable gas with a sweet odour and taste.

Applications
Pure ethylene is used:

  • in polymerization processes
  • in manufacturing of other chemical intermediates
  • to ripen various fruits
  • in the manufacturing of calibration mixtures.

Materials Compatibility
Metals: Brass; Stainless Steel; Carbon Steel; Aluminum; Zinc; Copper; Monel.
Plastics: Kel-F; PTFE; Polyamide; PP; Polyurethane; PVC.
Elastomers: Buna-N.

Technical Properties
Molecular Weight: 28.05
Specific Gravity (Air = 1): 0.975
Odour: Sweet
CAS Registry No.: 74-85-1