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  • The chemical compound 1,2-dichloroethane, commonly known by its old name of ethylene dichloride (EDC)
  • EDC  is a chlorinated hydrocarbon, mainly used to produce vinyl chloride monomer.
  • EDC  is a colourless liquid with a chloroform-like odour.
  • 1,2-Dichloroethane is  used generally as an intermediate for other organic chemical compounds, and as a solvent.
  • In Industry sources Ethylene dichloride is used in refinery in making leaded petrol, plastic manufacturing process, chemical manufacturing sectors,  in  paint and varnish manufacturing .
  • EDC is made by the chlorination of ethylene via one of two processes: direct chlorination and Oxychlorination.
  • In Direct Chlorination is the reaction of chlorine and ethylene
  • In the oxychlorination process, pure ethylene and hydrogen chloride, mixed with oxygen, are reacted at 200-300oC and 4-6 bar in the presence of a catalyst, usually cupric chloride.
  • The low temperature process has the advantage of low by-product formation but requires more energy to recover the EDC.
  • The high temperature process utilises the heat of reaction in the distillation of the EDC, leading to considerable energy savings.
  • Many EDC plants are integrated with vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) production.
  • EDC demand is expected to increase globally at an average annual rate of approximately 3.5 percent, helped in large measure by growing demand in Asia .
  • Ethylene dichloride, being flammable, is rarely used alone.
  • When mixed with carbon tetrachloride  is extensively used as a liquid grain fumigant for bulk storage in bins or on floor.
  • As a good apolar aprotic solvent, 1,2-dichloroethane is used as degreaser and paint remover.
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  • Oxygen Monitoring of VCM in PVC Production
  • A Novel catalytic process for Ethylene dichloride conversion to vinyl chloride.
  • Ethylene di chloride (EDC)production and manufacturing process
  • Locating and estimating air emmisions from sources of ethylene dichloride.
  • The Chloro-Alkali Production Process
  • Ethylene Dichloride Properties
  • A new process for the separation of the vitamin fraction from cod liver oil.


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  •  Ethylene production by autoclaved rubber injection caps used in biological systems
  • Ethylene dichloride (EDC) uses and market data
  • Evaluation of some pesticide residues in food

Material safety data sheet

  • Ethylene Dichloride
  • Ethylene Dichloride Msds
  • Msds of ethylene dichloride
  • Process chemical
  • Dichloroethane Msds
  • 1,2 Dichloroethane Msds
  • Msds for Ethylene Dichloride
  • Ultimate Algaecide

Patent & Technology

  • Process for purification of Ethylene dichloride
  • Fouling prevention in ethylene dichloride distill ion units
  • Method of inhibiting coke formation in ethylene dichloride pyrolysis cracker
  • Purification and recovery of ethylene dichloride.
  • Ethylene dichloride (EDC) cracking furnace with terrace wall TM technology
  • Quantitative Tritium autoradiography of Mammalian chromosomes

Report & Market

  • Ethylene dichloride
  • Pollution inventory
  •  Report on ethylene dichoride to the scientific review panel
  • Ethylene dichloride Case Report
  • Ethylene Dichloride Report
  • Report for Ethylene Dichloride
  • Assessment of the effectiveness of fumigation of grained foodstuffs inside the silos
  • Changes in the Energy Market and Their Impact on the Chemical Industry
  • Process Fired Heaters

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