Ethylene Oxide Prices
Current Prices, Historical Series and Forecasts in Several Countries
Introduction. Intratec provides Ethylene Oxide prices in several countries, as follows:
About Ethylene Oxide. Ethylene Oxide (a.k.a. Oxirane , Epoxyethane) is the simplest cyclic ether. It is one of the most versatile chemical intermediates, converted in a range of products. It is considered an extremely hazardous compound, since it can explode and is both highly flammable and reactive. Also, ethylene oxide is a confirmed carcinogen.
Chemical Formula. C2H4O
Commercial Grades. Technical grade; pure (99.7%)
Uses. Ethylene Oxide is a highly reactive compound, used industrially in the production of ethylene glycols (polyesters, antifreezes), surfactants, ethanolamines and glycol ethers. To a lesser extent, this chemical is used as disinfectant, sterilizing agent, and fumigant.
- Ethylene (direct oxidation process, silver-based catalyst)
- Ethylene + hypochlorous acid (chlorohydrin process, coproduced with calcium chloride)
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Derivatives. Ethylene Oxide is used as raw material in the production of the following derivates Aminoethylethanolamine; diethanolamine; diethylene glycol; dimethyl carbonate; dimethylethanolamine; ethylene carbonate; ethylene glycol; 3-hexenol; phenethyl alcohol; polyether polyols; polyethylene glycol
Methodology. The chemicals 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 Chemicals Pricing Data Methodology.
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