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Ethylene
COMMON & BRAND NAMES
Ethylene; Ethene
EFFECTS CLASSIFICATION
Anaesthetic Volatile Gas
CHEMICAL NAME
ethene
DESCRIPTION
Ethylene is a slightly sweet-smelling hydrocarbon gas with industrial, agricultural and medical uses. Its use as an anaesthetic was discontinued in the early 1970s. A theory that ethylene inhalation may have played a role in divinatory ceremonies at Delphi in Classical Greece received popular press attention in the early 2000s, yet has not been conclusively proven.
CAUTION
Ethylene is extremely flammable.
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