National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program
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Testing Status of Ethylene - M920039

 

CASRN: 74-85-1

Formula: C2-H4

Synonyms/Common Names

  • Acetene

Known Uses

Prepared by decomposition of petroleum gases or by dehydration of alcohol. Found in ripening fruit and in illuminating gas; for oxyethylene welding & cutting metals; to manufacture alcohols, plastics, organics; to accelerate ripening of various fruits. Associated with tobacco: reported either as a natural component of tobacco, pyrolysis product (in tobacco smoke), or additive for one or more types of tobacco products.

Chemical Properties

Toxicity Effects (HSDB)

Genetic Toxicology

  • Salmonella  (A93805)  Completed 
    •  Negative 
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