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Compound Summary for: CID 6354

Ethylene Oxide

Also known as: Oxirane; Epoxyethane; Oxacyclopropane; Dimethylene oxide; Dihydrooxirene; Oxidoethane; Amprolene; Anprolene; Anproline
Molecular Formula: C2H4O   Molecular Weight: 44.05256   InChIKey: IAYPIBMASNFSPL-UHFFFAOYSA-N
A colorless and flammable gas at room temperature and pressure. Ethylene oxide is a bactericidal, fungicidal, and sporicidal disinfectant. It is effective against most micro-organisms, including viruses. It is used as a fumigant for foodstuffs and textiles and as an agent for the gaseous sterilization of heat-labile pharmaceutical and surgical materials. (From Reynolds, Martindale The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p794)   From: MeSH
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