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Ethane

Ethane is a flammable, colorless, odorless, liquefied gas.

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Ethane

Formula: C2H6

C2H6 or R170.

Ethane is a flammable, colorless, odorless, liquefied gas. It has many applications, both industrial and specialty. It is commonly used as a starting material for the production of halogenated alkanes, alcohols, and other organic compounds. Large quantities are used to produce plastics, antifreeze, and detergents.

Ethane is used a refrigerant, replacing substances that are harmful to the ozone layer or have large greenhouse warming potentials.

And, it is important for semiconductor manufacturing where ethane and ethane mixtures are used for etch modulation.

Applications

Specifications

Further Specifications

Cylinder Sizes

  • Main use is for the production of ethene by steam cracking
  • Commonly used as a raw material for the manufacturing of halogenated ethanes
  • Has been used as a refrigerant for extremely low temperature refrigerating systems
Grade 2 Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 4.5 Grade 5 Grade 5.5
Purity 99.0% 99.9% 99.99% 99.995% 99.999% 99.9995%
Nitrogen < 500 ppmv < 100 ppmv < 10 ppmv < 5ppmv < 3 ppmv < 1 ppmv
Oxygen < 200 ppmv < 20 ppmv < 4 ppmv < 2 ppmv < 1 ppmv < 1 ppmv
Carbon Dioxide/Carbon < 200 ppmv < 10 ppmv < 8 ppmv < 4 ppmv < 2 ppmv < 1ppmv
Other Hydrocarbons < 9000 ppmv < 800 ppmv < 80 ppmv < 40 ppmv < 6 ppmv < 3 ppmv
Moisture < 10 ppm < 5 ppmv < 5 pmmv < 5 ppmv < 3 ppmv < 1 ppmv
Total Impurities < 1% < 1000 ppmv < 100 ppmv < 50 ppmv < 10 ppmv < 5 ppmv
Technical Data
Molecular Weight 30.07
Specific Volume 12.8 cf/lb
Pressure @ 70ºF 543 psig
Flammability Limits 3.0-12.5% in air
Valve Outlet: CGA 350 LB CGA 170
Shipping Information
DOT Name: Ethane, Compressed
Hazard Class 2.1
DOT No. UN 1035
DOT Label Flammable Gas
CAS No. 78-84-0
Cylinder Size Fill Weight (lbs)
49L/Size 300 40
44L/Size 200 32
16L/Size 80 12
7L/Size 35 5

**Moisture level guaranteed only when Electronic Fluorocarbons prepares the cylinders.
All concentrations are on a mol/mol basis unless otherwise stated.
This product is analyzed liquid phase.

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