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  • Classified as an alkene, ethene (or ethylene).
  • Ethylene is the chemical compound with the formula C2H4. It is the simplest alkene. Because it contains a double bond, ethylene is called an unsaturated hydrocarbon or an olefin.
  • This hydrocarbon has four hydrogen atoms bound to a pair of carbon atoms that are connected by a double bond. All six atoms that comprise ethylene are coplanar. The H-C-H angle is 117°, close to the 120° for ideal sp˛ hybridized carbon.
  • Alkenes are also refered to as "olefins" due to their oil-forming characteristics. The location of the double bond determines the reactivity site, or functional group property.
  • Ethylene is produced in the petrochemical industry by steam cracking.
  • In this process, gaseous or light liquid hydrocarbons are heated to 750–950 °C, inducing numerous free radical reactions followed by immediate quench to freeze the reactions. This process converts large hydrocarbons into smaller ones and introduces unsaturation. Ethylene is separated from the resulting complex mixture by repeated compression and distillation.
  • Ethylene can be conveniently produced in the laboratory by distilling absolute ethanol with an excess of concentrated sulfuric acid and washing the distillate vapor stream in an aqueous solution of sodium hydroxide to remove the sulfur dioxide contaminant.
  • Small quantities of dilute ethylene can be obtained from refinery streams. In South Africa, ethylene is produced by the Fisher-Tropsch process from gases obtained by coal gasification.
  • Efforts have been made to develop processes which can crack crude or residual oil but they suffer from high operating costs.
  • Ethylene may also be produced from ethanol in fixed or fluid-bed reaction systems.
  • Ethylene is a naturally produced gas that is the ripening trigger for most fruit, vegetables, flowers and ornamentals. It is therefore an
    important factor to be considered in the management strategy when storing these products.
  • Ethylene plays a role in the postharvest life of many horticultural crops.
  • The application of ethylene at a controlled rate means that the products can be presented to the customer as “ready to eat”.
  • Ethylene is used as a raw material in the production of plastics, fibers and other organic chemicals that are ultimately consumed in the packaging, transportation and construction industries and in a multitude of industrial and consumer markets.
  • 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, Alkylation, Hydration, Oligomerization, Oxo-reaction, and a ripening agent for fruits and vegetables.
  • The global ethylene production amounted to about 110 million metric tons, with an estimated value of $122 billion.
  • Global demand for ethylene is forecast to grow 4.6% per year during 2006-2011, and then slow to 3.4% from 2011 through 2016. The largest world market for ethylene is the production of polymers, principally polyethylenes. During 2006–2011, polyethylenes will continue to be the largest consumer of ethylene and are expected to grow by 4.2% per year.
  • General information about ethylene
  • About ethylene
  • Nature of ethylene
  • Description of ethylene


  • Methane to Ethylene - BHP Process
  • Production of ethylene glycol
  • Ethylene Oxide Process Monitoring
  • Process for Maximum Ethylene Production
  • Ethylene Production and Manufacturing Process
  • Ethylene processing
Functions and Properties
  • Ethylene Propylene Rubbers – Properties and Applications of Ethylene Propylene Diene (EPDM) and Ethylene Propylene Copolymers (EPM)
  • Ethylene glycol-mechanism of  action
  • Mechanical Properties of LDPE/Ethylene-1-butene Copolymer Films Crosslinked by Radiation
  • Properties of ethylene
  • Ethylene as a modulator of disease resistance in plants
  • Ethylene functions in the moss, Physcomitrella patens

Company Profiles

  • Company from India
  • Company from Korea
  • Company from Germany
  • Company from Saudi Arabia
  • Plant from Pennsylvania
  • Plant from China
  • Plant from USA
  • Plant from Deutschland
  • Plant from United Kingdom
  • Plant from Paris
  • Plant from Thailand
  • Plant from Scotland
  • Plant from Sweden


  • Homopolymer of ethylene
  • Polymerization of ethylene
  • Process for the production of ethylene
  • Process for co-polymerization of propylene and ethylene
  • Process for production of ethylbenzene from dilute ethylene streams
  • Thermosetting ethylene/alpha-olefin composition and safety glass interlayer film made from the composition
  • Use of ethylene for increasing crop yields

Consultants and projects

  • Consultant from Wilmington, DE
  • Consultant from Minnesota
  • Consultant from India
  • Alloys for ethylene production
  • Ethylene reconstruction and extension
  • Simultaneous production of ethylene and synthesis gas


  • China starts producing ethylene out of corn
  • Economic analysis of a new gas to ethylene technology
  • Protocol for the verification of ethylene oxide treatment technology
  • Ethylene technology from Lummus Technology
  • Ethylene technology from ABB
  • New Technologies for Working with Ethylene
  • Ethylene dibromide
  • Ethylene glycol
  • Ethylene pure gas
  • Ethylene scrubber
  • Ethylene glycols
  • Non-Supported Applications of MEGlobal Ethylene Glycol Products
  • Synthesis of novel poly (ethylene glycol) based polyurethanes for drug delivery systems
  • Postharvest Ethylene: A critical factor in quality management
  • Ethylene in cold stores


  • Ethylene Production by Botrytis cinerea
  • Material balances Ethylene Oxide Production
  • Ethylene Oxide Production
  • Ethylene production
  • Ethylene Production and Respiration Rate in 'Green Gage' Plums
  • Generation and ethylene production of transgenic carnations harboring ACC synthase cDNA in sense or antisense orientation
  • Ethylene production and storage potential in 'cacanska najbolja' plums
  • Production of ethylene and cyclohexane in a catalytic membrane reactor
  • Production of ethylene
  • Stress-induced ethylene production in flower parts of cut carnation flowers cv. light pink tasman

Material safety data sheet

  • Material safety data sheet for ethylene
  • Ethylene dichloride safety data sheet
  • Safety data for 1,4-dioxane
  • Safety data for ethylene
  • Ethylene safety data sheet
  • Ethylene fact sheet
  • Safety data for ethylene glycol
  • Safety data for poly(ethylene glycol) tetrahydrofurfuryl ether
  • Material safety data sheet of ethylene vinyl acetate emulsion
  • South East Asia - Cashing in on Ethylene
  • Ethylene global demand
  • Petrochemicals firms take a stand against oil price volatility
  • Ethylene Competitiveness: A new global multi-client service
  • Ethylene market outlook
  • Breakthrough may revolutionize ethylene production
  • Ethylene product description
  • Argonne breakthrough may revolutionize ethylene production
  • Sinopec launches million-ton ethylene project in N. China
Suppliers and Buyer
  • Suppliers of ethylene
  • Suppliers and manufacturers of ethylene
  • Ethylene suppliers
  • Importer of ethylene
Safety and Risk
  • Ethylene Oxide Health And Safety Update
  • Ethylene product risk profile
  • Guidance note for the safe use of ethylene oxide in sterilisation/fumigation processes
  • Ethylene glycol-industrial grade
  • Polymer grade ethylene measurement
  • Polyethylene glycol
  • Guidelines for the distribution of ethylene oxide
  • Ethylene oxide fact sheet
  • Ethylene product stewardship guidance manual
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