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Ethylene Dichloride
C2H4Cl2
97 to 99% purity.
Ethylene Dichloride is mainly employed in the production of vinyl chloride monomer (VCM), used in turn in the production of PVC homopolymer and copolymers. To a lesser extent, EDC is used in the production of ethylene amines and chlorinated solvents. Other applications are as solvent, scavenging component and storage fumigant.
PVC; 1-dichloroethane; 2-ethanedithiol; ethylenediamine; polyethylenepolyamine; polysulfide rubber; trichloroethylene; and vinyl chloride.
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  • Ethylene + chlorine (chlorination)
  • Ethylene + hydrogen chloride, anhydrous + oxygen (gas phase oxychlorination)
  • Acetylene + hydrogen chloride, anhydrous (addition)
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Ethylene Dichloride (a.k.a. EDC, 1,2-Dichloroethane, DCE) is the most produced chlorinated hydrocarbon by a wide margin. It is a colorless liquid with an odor that resembles chloroform. It was first produced by the Society of Dutch Chemists in 1794 using olefiant and chlorine gas and was also know as "Dutch Oil" in old chemistry.
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  • United States: export price, FOB
  • Germany: export price, FOB (Note 1)
  • China: import price, CIF (Note 1)
  • Thailand: import price, CIF (Note 1)
  • Saudi Arabia: export price, FOB (Note 1)

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About Ethylene Dichloride. Ethylene Dichloride (a.k.a. EDC, 1,2-Dichloroethane, DCE) is the most produced chlorinated hydrocarbon by a wide margin. It is a colorless liquid with an odor that resembles chloroform. It was first produced by the Society of Dutch Chemists in 1794 using olefiant and chlorine gas and was also know as "Dutch Oil" in old chemistry.

Chemical Formula. C2H4Cl2

Commercial Grades. 97 to 99% purity.

Uses. Ethylene Dichloride is mainly employed in the production of vinyl chloride monomer (VCM), used in turn in the production of PVC homopolymer and copolymers. To a lesser extent, EDC is used in the production of ethylene amines and chlorinated solvents. Other applications are as solvent, scavenging component and storage fumigant.

Raw Materials & Production Processes.

  • Ethylene + chlorine (chlorination)
  • Ethylene + hydrogen chloride, anhydrous + oxygen (gas phase oxychlorination)
  • Acetylene + hydrogen chloride, anhydrous (addition)

To know more about Ethylene Dichloride production processes, click here.

Derivatives. PVC; 1-dichloroethane; 2-ethanedithiol; ethylenediamine; polyethylenepolyamine; polysulfide rubber; trichloroethylene; and vinyl chloride.

Methodology. The pricing data presented are, if not otherwise indicated, volume-weighted average transaction prices including contract and spot transactions in the locations specified. The information provided is obtained from gathering and refining of trade data officially reported for the respective countries (i.e., governmental agencies, institutions related to foreign trade and industry publications). For further details check our Methodology.

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