ethylene ethylene  /ˈɛ θə ˌlin/


  • (n) a flammable colorless gaseous alkene; obtained from petroleum and natural gas and used in manufacturing many other chemicals; sometimes used as an anesthetic


  1. In 1990 more than 100 Nigerian children died from a painkiller that had been made with toxic ethylene glycol instead of propylene glycol.
  2. The causes of their demise ranged from heart attack to kidney failure, the latter possibly brought on by ethylene glycol, the main ingredient in antifreeze.
  3. When ethylene or spinal anesthesia has been employed, this is usually within one or two hours after the return from the operating room.


  1. Ethylene Turnaround Activity in U.S., Canada Holds Steady in First Half of 2013, an Industrial Info News Alert

    Researched by Industrial Info Resources -- Ethylene turnaround activity has remained steady in the U.S. and Canada so far in 2013. Industrial Info has tracked 20 planned and unplanned ethylene unit turnarounds ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

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    What are the latest events in the ethylene oxide market? What are the key market trends? What legislation and tax changes have recently occurred? What capacity/production changes h
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Research and Markets: Ethylene Dichloride (EDC) - Global Report: 2013 World Market Outlook and Forecast up to 2017

    Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Ethylene Dichloride : 2013 World Market Outlook and Foreca
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "It will also be one of the most competitive ethylene crackers in the world and with this complex, the ethylene capacity of Reliance will further double to 3.2 billion tonnes per year," Ambani said.
    on Oct 12, 2007 By: Dhirubhai Ambani Source: Press Trust of India

  2. Richards said: "Investment decisions have been made or are soon likely to be made on a number of new projects, including at least one aluminium smelter, a new iron and steel complex, an ethane-based ethylene/polyethylene complex, a maleic anhydride...
    on Nov 30, 2007 By: George Maxwell Richards Source: Trinidad & Tobago Express

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