Ethane
C2H6
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General Characteristics Health Hazards Material Recommendations
A colorless, flammable, liquefied, and odorless gas. A Simple asphyxiant Normal materials can be used.
TLV-TWA Flammable Limits DOT Class / Label
None Established 3.0 - 12.5% 2.1/ Flammable Gas
Molecular Weight Specific Gravity Specific Volume
30.1 1.048 @ 60 F 12.8 cu.ft./lb @ 70 F
CGA Valve Outlet CAS Registry No. UN Number
350 74-84-0 1035
National Stock Number (NSN) Applicable to Ethane MIL Specs/ Fed Specs
MSDS for Ethane


Grade
Part #
Purity Minimum Cylinder
Size
Volume
LBS
Pressure
@ 70 F
Comments
Research
469900
99.95% Min.
Liquid Phase
002

0.875

544

None

Chemically Pure
404800
99.0% Min.
Liquid Phase

044
016
007
LBS
32
10
2
0.33
544
544
544
544

Uses: Ethane C2H6 possesses marked antiknock qualities which permits the use of motors of high compression. It is commonly used as a raw material for the manufacture of halogenated ethanes. It has been used as a refrigerant for extremely low temperature refrigerating systems.