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Overview of Ethylene

Ethylene is a small hydrocarbon gas widely used in the chemical and petrochemical industries to produce a variety of products, including plastics, fibers, and resins. These products can then be further processed to make things like pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, paints, antifreeze, and other consumer goods.

Ethylene is the most heavily produced organic compound in the petrochemical industry.[1]  It is captured using an energy intensive process known as cracking, whereby large hydrocarbons are broken down into smaller molecules such as ethylene and hydrogen.[2]

References

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethylene#Ethylene_as_a_plant_hormone
  2. http://www.icis.com/resources/news/2007/11/05/9075778/ethylene-production-and-manufacturing-process/
 

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