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Ethylene (Ethene) is the chemical compound with the formula C2H4. It is the simplest alkene. Because it contains a carbon-carbon double bond, ethylene is called an unsaturated hydrocarbon or an olefin.
It is extremely important in industry and also has a role in biology as a hormone. Ethylene is the most produced organic compound in the world; global production of ethylene exceeded 107 million metric tonnes in 2005.
Ethylene is an extremely important building block in the petrochemical industry. It can undergo many types of reactions which leads to a plethora of major chemical products. A list of some major types of reactions includes polymerization, oxidation, halogenation and hydrohalogenation. Ethylene is also used as a ripening agent for fruits and vegetables.
An Ethylene detector can be used to measure the concentration of Ethylene in the air. There are several gas detectors on the market, Airmet can help you selecting the correct model for you application. Give us a call or use the product selector below.
> CAS nr. 74-85-1
> Relative density: 0.97
> Standard Range: 0 - 2000 ppm
> Low Alarm Level (TWA): 200 ppm
> High Alarm Level: 200 ppm
MSDS Sheet Ethylene (pdf)