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Ethylene Oxide
C2H4O
Technical grade; pure (99.7%)
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.
Aminoethylethanolamine; diethanolamine; diethylene glycol; dimethyl carbonate; dimethylethanolamine; ethylene carbonate; ethylene glycol; 3-hexenol; phenethyl alcohol; polyether polyols; polyethylene glycol
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  • Ethylene (direct oxidation process, silver-based catalyst)
  • Ethylene + hypochlorous acid (chlorohydrin process, coproduced with calcium chloride)
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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.
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Ethylene Oxide Prices

Current Prices, Historical Series and Forecasts in Several Countries

Intratec provides Ethylene Oxide latest prices and 13 years of historical series, as well as price forecasts. Subscribers to the Petrochemicals Prices have access to 76 commodities prices across several countries from main world regions.

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Chart Description. Intratec provides Ethylene Oxide prices in several countries, as follows:

  • United States: export price, FOB (Note 2)
  • Germany: export price, FOB (Note 1, 2)
  • China: spot price, ex-works (Note 1, 2)

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Note 2. Price forecasts (upcoming 9 months) available only to subscribers of the 'Pro' or 'Business' plans.

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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.

Raw Materials & Production Processes.

  • Ethylene (direct oxidation process, silver-based catalyst)
  • Ethylene + hypochlorous acid (chlorohydrin process, coproduced with calcium chloride)

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

Derivatives. Aminoethylethanolamine; diethanolamine; diethylene glycol; dimethyl carbonate; dimethylethanolamine; ethylene carbonate; ethylene glycol; 3-hexenol; phenethyl alcohol; polyether polyols; polyethylene glycol

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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