Ethylene oxide solution

certified reference material, 50 mg/mL in methanol

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certified reference material


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ampule of 1 mL


50 mg/mL in methanol


HPLC: suitable
gas chromatography (GC): suitable

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General description

Ethylene oxide is a toxic and flammable liquid, which can be obtained via vapor phase oxidation of ethylene. It can be used in the synthesis of ethylene glycol, glycol ethers, surfactants and ethanolamines. It is an industrially important chemical, that can be used as fumigant to sterilize dental and medical equipments.


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This Certified Reference Material (CRM) is produced and certified in accordance with ISO 17034 and ISO/IEC 17025. All information regarding the use of this CRM can be found on the certificate of analysis.

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Target Organs

Eyes, Nervous system

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves


UN1230 - class 3 - PG 2 - Methanol, solution

WGK Germany


Flash Point(F)

50.0 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

10 °C - closed cup

Certificate of Analysis
Certificate of Origin
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International journal of pharmaceutics, 440(1), 3-12 (2012-07-24)
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V E Walker et al.
Mutation research, 233(1-2), 151-164 (1990-11-01)
The results of efforts to identify and quantify macromolecular adducts of ethylene oxide (ETO), to determine the source and significance of background levels of these adducts, and to generate molecular dosimetry data on these adducts are reviewed. A time-course study...

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