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295302 Sigma-Aldrich

Ethane

≥99%

  • CAS Number 74-84-0

  • Linear Formula CH3CH3

  • Molecular Weight 30.07

  •  Beilstein/REAXYS Number 1730716

  •  EC Number 200-814-8

  •  MDL number MFCD00009023

  •  PubChem Substance ID 24857772

  •  NACRES NA.22

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Properties

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Quality Level   100
vapor density   1.05 (vs air)
vapor pressure   37.95 atm ( 21.1 °C)
assay   ≥99%
form   gas
autoignition temp.   881 °F
expl. lim.   13 %
bp   −88 °C (lit.)
mp   −172 °C (lit.)
density   0.362 g/mL at 20 °C (lit.)
SMILES string   CC
InChI   1S/C2H6/c1-2/h1-2H3
InChI key   OTMSDBZUPAUEDD-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Description

General description

Ethane, an aliphatic hydrocarbon, is a major constituent of natural and shale gas. It is a major feedstock for the preparation of ethylene and other value-added chemicals like aromatic hydrocarbons.

Application

Ethane can be used to prepare:
• Ethylene via oxidative dehydrogenation reaction using different catalytic systems.
• Ethanol via oxidation reaction, which is catalyzed by cytochrome P450 BM3.
• Carbon nanofibers via decomposition method using nickel catalyst supported by a carbon nanotube.

Packaging

110 g in steel cylinder

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Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Symbol 
Signal word 
Danger
Hazard statements 
Precautionary statements 
RIDADR 
UN1035 - class 2 - Ethane
WGK Germany 
nwg
RTECS 
KH3800000
Protocols & Articles

Articles

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Keywords: Chromatography, Flame ionization detector, Gas chromatography, Sample preparations

GC Analysis of Impurities in Propylene on Carboxen®-1006 PLOT

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Keywords: Chromatography, Flame ionization detector, Gas chromatography, Purification

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Keywords: Chromatography, Gas chromatography, Purification, Thermal conductivity detector

GC Analysis of Permanent Gases and Light Hydrocarbons on Carboxen-1006 PLOT and a Packed Column (Carboxen® 1004)

From our library of Articles, Sigma-Aldrich presents GC Analysis of Permanent Gases and Light Hydrocarbons on Carboxen-1006 PLOT and a Packed Column (Carboxen® 1004)
Keywords: Chromatography, Gas chromatography, Purification, Thermal conductivity detector

Peer-Reviewed Papers
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References

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