Brief Profile

The Brief Profile summarizes the non-confidential data on substances as it is held in the databases of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), including data provided by third parties. The Brief Profile is automatically generated; note that it does not currently distinguish between harmonised classification and minimum classification; information requirements under different legislative frameworks may therefore not be fully up to date or complete. For accuracy reasons, substance manufacturers and imports have the responsibility to consult official sources, e.g. the electronic edition of the Official Journal of the European Union.
This Brief Profile is covered by the ECHA Legal Notice.

Substance Description

Substance identity

EC / List no.:
200-815-3
CAS no.:
74-85-1
Index number:
Molecular formula:
C2H4
SMILES:
C=C
InChI:
InChI=1S/C2H4/c1-2/h1-2H2
Type of substance:
Mono constituent substance
Origin:
Organic
Registered compositions:
7
Of which contain:
0 impurities relevant for classification
0 additives relevant for classification
Substance Listed:
EINECS (European INventory of Existing Commercial chemical Substances) List

Hazard classification & labelling

Danger! According to the harmonised classification and labelling (CLP00) approved by the European Union, this substance is an extremely flammable gas and may cause drowsiness or dizziness.

Additionally, the classification provided by companies to ECHA in REACH registrations identifies that this substance contains gas under pressure and may explode if heated.

Breakdown of all 4106 C&L notifications submitted to ECHA

Flam. Gas 1 H220 Harmonised Classification
STOT SE 3 H336 Harmonised Classification
Press. Gas (Comp.) H280
Press. Gas (Ref. Liq.) H281
Press. Gas (Liq.) H280
Not Classified
STOT SE 3 H335
STOT SE 2 H336
Press. Gas Harmonised Classification
0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%

https://echa.europa.eu/diss-blank-theme/images/cnl/graph/tick.png Harmonised Classification

https://echa.europa.eu/diss-blank-theme/images/cnl/graph/Reach.png REACH registration dossiers notifications

https://echa.europa.eu/diss-blank-theme/images/cnl/graph/CLP.png CLP notifications

Properties of concern

Regulatory context

Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation & Restriction of Chemicals (REACH)

Registration
Pre-registration:
Substance pre-registered under REACH.
Registration:
This substance has 5 active registrations under REACH, 1 Joint Submission(s) and 1 Individual Submission(s).
Please see Registrants/Suppliers details.
Evaluation
Dossier Evaluation:
Registration dossiers submitted to ECHA for this substance have been evaluated under REACH.
Substance Evaluation:
Authorisation
Candidate List:
Annex XIV (Authorisation List):
Restriction
Annex XVII (Restriction List):

Persistent Organic Pollutants Regulation (POPs)

List of substances subject to the POPs Regulation:
List of substances proposed as POPs:

Classification Labelling & Packaging (CLP)

Harmonised C&L:
A European Union Harmonised Classification & Labelling has been assigned to this substance.
Seveso Annex I:
Industrial accident prevention and reporting requirements have been established for this substance.
Notified C&L:
Classification & Labelling has been notified by industry to ECHA for this substance.

Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR)

Active Substance:
Biocidal Products:

Prior Informed Consent (PIC)

Annex I:
Annex V:

European Union Observatory for Nanomaterials (EUON)

EUON:

About this substance

This substance is registered under the REACH Regulation and is manufactured in and / or imported to the European Economic Area, at ≥ 1 000 000 tonnes per annum.

This substance is used by consumers, by professional workers (widespread uses), in formulation or re-packing, at industrial sites and in manufacturing.

This substance is used in the following products: fuels.

Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: indoor use in close systems with minimal release (e.g. cooling liquids in refrigerators, oil-based electric heaters) and outdoor use in close systems with minimal release (e.g. hydraulic liquids in automotive suspension, lubricants in motor oil and break fluids).

ECHA has no public registered data on the use of this substance in activities or processes at the workplace.

ECHA has no public registered data on the routes by which this substance is most likely to be released to the environment.

ECHA has no public registered data indicating whether or into which articles the substance might have been processed.

ECHA has no public registered data indicating whether or in which chemical products the substance might be used.

ECHA has no public registered data on the types of manufacture using this substance.

This substance is used in the following activities or processes at workplace: transfer of chemicals, closed processes with no likelihood of exposure, closed, continuous processes with occasional controlled exposure, closed batch processing in synthesis or formulation and transfer of substance into small containers.

Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: indoor use in close systems with minimal release (e.g. cooling liquids in refrigerators, oil-based electric heaters), outdoor use in close systems with minimal release (e.g. hydraulic liquids in automotive suspension, lubricants in motor oil and break fluids) and indoor use as processing aid.

ECHA has no public registered data indicating whether or in which chemical products the substance might be used.

This substance is used in the following activities or processes at workplace: transfer of chemicals, laboratory work, closed batch processing in synthesis or formulation, closed processes with no likelihood of exposure, closed, continuous processes with occasional controlled exposure, batch processing in synthesis or formulation with opportunity for exposure and transfer of substance into small containers.

Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: formulation of mixtures, in processing aids at industrial sites, manufacturing of the substance, formulation in materials, in the production of articles, as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates), as processing aid, for thermoplastic manufacture, as processing aid and of substances in closed systems with minimal release.

ECHA has no public registered data indicating whether or in which chemical products the substance might be used.

This substance is used in the following areas: formulation of mixtures and/or re-packaging. This substance is used for the manufacture of: chemicals and plastic products.

This substance is used in the following activities or processes at workplace: transfer of chemicals, closed, continuous processes with occasional controlled exposure, closed batch processing in synthesis or formulation, closed processes with no likelihood of exposure and batch processing in synthesis or formulation with opportunity for exposure.

Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: in processing aids at industrial sites, of substances in closed systems with minimal release, manufacturing of the substance, as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates), for thermoplastic manufacture, as processing aid and formulation of mixtures.

This substance is used in the following activities or processes at workplace: transfer of chemicals, closed processes with no likelihood of exposure, closed, continuous processes with occasional controlled exposure, closed batch processing in synthesis or formulation, batch processing in synthesis or formulation with opportunity for exposure and laboratory work.

Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: manufacturing of the substance, in processing aids at industrial sites, as processing aid, in the production of articles and for thermoplastic manufacture.

ECHA has no data from registration dossiers on the precautionary measures for using this substance. Guidance on the safe use of the substance provided by manufacturers and importers of this substance.

Registrants/suppliers

  • CHEMICAL INSPECTION & REGULATION SERVICE LIMITED, Regus Harcourt Centre D02 HW77 Dublin Ireland
  • Knoell NL_OR_080, Agro Business Park 75 6708 PV Wageningen Netherlands
  • Mitsubishi International GmbH, Kennedydamm 19 40476 Düsseldorf NRW Germany
  • OQ Chemicals GmbH OR, Rheinpromenade 4a 40789 Monheim NRW Germany
  • Repsol Petroleo, S.A., Calle Mendez Alvaro, 44 28045 Madrid Madrid Spain
  • [Confidential], [Confidential]
  • Chemservice S.A. (BM4P), 13, Fausermillen 6689 Mertert Luxembourg
  • Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, Henkelstrasse 67 40191 Duesseldorf North-Rhine Westfalia Germany
  • Henkel Polska Operations SP.z.o.o., Domaniewska 41 02-672 Warszawa Poland
  • Henkel Technologies France SAS, 161 Rue De Silly 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt France
  • OLTCHIM SA, Uzinei 1 240050 Ramnicu Valcea Valcea Romania
  • Total Petrochemicals France SA, Immeuble Le Linéa 1, rue du Général Leclerc 92047 Paris La Défence Cedex France
  • YANG BUSINESS CONSULTANCY LIMITED, 53 RODNEY STREET, LIVERPOOL, MERSEYSIDE L1 9ER LIVERPOOL MERSEYSIDE, ENGLAND United Kingdom
  • [Confidential], [Confidential]

Substance names and other identifiers

Ethylene
EC Inventory, C&L Inventory, REACH pre-registration, Other, Inland Transport of Dangerous Goods Directive, Annex III - ADN, Inland Transport of Dangerous Goods Directive, Annex I - ADR, Inland Transport of Dangerous Goods Directive, Annex II - RID, Ambient Air Quality Directive, Annex X - Ozone Precursor Substances, Annexes II, III, IV, VII - Defined & Temporary Maximum Residue Levels, Statistics on Pesticides Regulation - Annex III Harmonized C&L, Annex of Approved Active Substances for Plant Protection Products, Aerosols Directive - Flammable Contents - Labelling Requirements, CAD - Chemical Agents Directive, Art. 2(b)(i) - Hazardous Agents, Construction Product Regulation - Annex I (3) - Hazardous Substances, Construction Product Regulation - Art. 6(5) - SDS and Declaration, EU Ecolabels - Restrictions for Hazardous Substances/Mixtures, Active Implantable Medical Devices Directive - Hazardous Substances, In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices Directive - Hazardous Substances, Marine Environmental Policy Framework Directive - Hazardous Substances, Medical Devices Directive - Hazardous Substances, FCM and Articles Regulation, Annex I - Authorised Substances, Pressure Equipment Directive - Group 1 Fluids Hazardous Substances, General Product Safety Directive - Hazardous Substances, FCMs Recycled Plastic & Articles Regulation - Annex I - Authorised Use, Workplace Signs - minimum requirements & signs on containers and pipes, Safety and Health of Workers at Work Directive - Hazardous Substances, Waste Framework Directive, Annex III - Waste - Hazardous Properties, Physical, Biological and Chemical Agents & Processes and Work
ETHYLENE, REFRIGERATED LIQUID
Inland Transport of Dangerous Goods Directive, Annex I - ADR, Inland Transport of Dangerous Goods Directive, Annex III - ADN, Inland Transport of Dangerous Goods Directive, Annex II - RID
eten (no)
C&L Inventory
eteno (es)
C&L Inventory
etheen (nl)
C&L Inventory
ethen (cs)
C&L Inventory
ethyleen (nl)
C&L Inventory
ethylen (da)
C&L Inventory
etilen (hr)
C&L Inventory
etilenas (lt)
C&L Inventory
etilene (it)
C&L Inventory
etileno (es)
C&L Inventory
etilén (hu)
C&L Inventory
etilēns (lv)
C&L Inventory
Etyleeni (fi)
C&L Inventory
etylen (no)
C&L Inventory
etén (sk)
C&L Inventory
Etüleen (et)
C&L Inventory
izooctan (ro)
C&L Inventory
éthylène (fr)
C&L Inventory
αιθυλένιο (el)
C&L Inventory
етилен (bg)
C&L Inventory
Ethene
Other
C2H4
C&L Inventory
ethylene (monomer for polyethylene).
Registration dossier
Ethylene as a polymer constituent in imported polymers
Registration dossier
Ethylene monomer
Registration dossier
Ethylene; Ethene
Registration dossier
EthyleneEthene
Registration dossier
Ethylène
Registration dossier
Etylene
C&L Inventory
Etylén
Registration dossier
LDPE
Registration dossier
Linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE)
Registration dossier
Polyethylene
Registration dossier
A-C Polyethylenes
Registration dossier
AC-Polyethylenes
Registration dossier
Acetene
Registration dossier
Aethylen
Registration dossier
Affinity
Registration dossier
Amplify
Registration dossier
Athylen
Registration dossier
Bicarburretted hydrogen
Registration dossier
C2
Registration dossier
CHLOROSULFONATED POLYETHYLENE
Registration dossier
Dowlex
Registration dossier
Elayl
Registration dossier
Engage
Registration dossier
Eth
Registration dossier
Ethene (9CI)
Registration dossier
Ethene - Gaz oléifant - Elayle
Registration dossier
ethene homopolymer
Registration dossier
Ethylene (8CI)
Registration dossier
Ethylene E
Registration dossier
Ethylene for polymerisation
Registration dossier
Ethylene for polymerization
Registration dossier
ethylene liquefied gas
Registration dossier
Ethylene-E Chemical Grade
Registration dossier
Ethylene; acetene
Registration dossier
Etylen pro polymeraci
Registration dossier
Inspire
Registration dossier
Liquid ethyene
Registration dossier
liquid ethylene
Registration dossier
Nordel
Registration dossier
not applicable
Registration dossier
Olefiant gas
Registration dossier
Poyethylene
Registration dossier
Primacor
Registration dossier
R 1150
Registration dossier
R-1150
Registration dossier
Refrigerant Gas R 1150
C&L Inventory
This substance is a monomer in an imported polymer, therefore no trade names are available and/or relevant
Registration dossier
Tyrin
Registration dossier
Versify
Registration dossier
Vinylwasserstoff
Registration dossier
Wire and Cable polymers, DGDK, DHDB etc..
Registration dossier
Wire&cable DFDG type
Registration dossier
WP2
Registration dossier
Äthylen
Registration dossier
Äthylen, Ethylen, Vinylwasserstoff, Acetan, Ätherin
Registration dossier
ÇêçäîêÄ
Registration dossier
33060-30-9
CAS number
Other
601-010-00-3
Index number
C&L Inventory
74-85-1
CAS number
EC Inventory, C&L Inventory, Registration dossier, REACH pre-registration, Other, Aerosols Directive - Flammable Contents - Labelling Requirements, CAD - Chemical Agents Directive, Art. 2(b)(i) - Hazardous Agents, Ambient Air Quality Directive, Annex X - Ozone Precursor Substances, Construction Product Regulation - Annex I (3) - Hazardous Substances, Construction Product Regulation - Art. 6(5) - SDS and Declaration, EU Ecolabels - Restrictions for Hazardous Substances/Mixtures, Active Implantable Medical Devices Directive - Hazardous Substances, Inland Transport of Dangerous Goods Directive, Annex III - ADN, Inland Transport of Dangerous Goods Directive, Annex I - ADR, Inland Transport of Dangerous Goods Directive, Annex II - RID, In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices Directive - Hazardous Substances, Marine Environmental Policy Framework Directive - Hazardous Substances, Medical Devices Directive - Hazardous Substances, Annexes II, III, IV, VII - Defined & Temporary Maximum Residue Levels, Statistics on Pesticides Regulation - Annex III Harmonized C&L, Annex of Approved Active Substances for Plant Protection Products, FCM and Articles Regulation, Annex I - Authorised Substances, Pressure Equipment Directive - Group 1 Fluids Hazardous Substances, General Product Safety Directive - Hazardous Substances, FCMs Recycled Plastic & Articles Regulation - Annex I - Authorised Use, Workplace Signs - minimum requirements & signs on containers and pipes, Safety and Health of Workers at Work Directive - Hazardous Substances, Waste Framework Directive, Annex III - Waste - Hazardous Properties, Physical, Biological and Chemical Agents & Processes and Work
87701-64-2
CAS number
Other
87701-65-3
CAS number
Other

Scientific properties

Physical and chemical properties

This section provides physicochemical information compiled from all automatically processable data from REACH registration dossiers that is available to ECHA at the time of generation. The quality and correctness of the information remains the responsibility of the data submitter. The Agency thus cannot guarantee the correctness of the information displayed.

Appearance/physical state / colour

Data not provided by the registrant

Melting/freezing point

Data not provided by the registrant

Boiling point

Data not provided by the registrant

Density

Data not provided by the registrant

Vapour pressure

Data not provided by the registrant

Partition coefficient

Data not provided by the registrant

Water solubility

Data not provided by the registrant

Solubility in organic solvents / fat solubility

Data not provided by the registrant

Surface tension

Data not provided by the registrant

Flash point

Data not provided by the registrant

Auto flammability

Data not provided by the registrant

Flammability

Data not provided by the registrant

Explosiveness

Data not provided by the registrant

Oxidising

Data not provided by the registrant

Oxidation reduction potential

Data not provided by the registrant

pH

Data not provided by the registrant

Dissociation constant

Data not provided by the registrant

Viscosity

Data not provided by the registrant

Environmental fate and pathways

This section provides environmental fate and pathways information compiled from all automatically processable data from REACH registration dossiers that is available to ECHA at the time of generation. The quality and correctness of the information remains the responsibility of the data submitter. The Agency thus cannot guarantee the correctness of the information displayed.

Phototransformation in air

Data not provided by the registrant

Hydrolysis

Data not provided by the registrant

Phototransformation in water

Data not provided by the registrant

Phototransformation in soil

Data not provided by the registrant

Biodegradation in water - screening tests

Data not provided by the registrant

Biodegradation in water & sediment - simulation tests

Data not provided by the registrant

Biodegradation in soil

Data not provided by the registrant

Bioaccumulation: aquatic / sediment

Data not provided by the registrant

Bioaccumulation: terrestrial

Data not provided by the registrant

Adsorption/desorption

Data not provided by the registrant

Henrys law constant (H)

Data not provided by the registrant

Distribution modelling

Data not provided by the registrant

Ecotoxicological information

This section provides ecotoxicological information compiled from all automatically processable data from REACH registration dossiers that is available to ECHA at the time of generation. The quality and correctness of the information remains the responsibility of the data submitter. The Agency thus cannot guarantee the correctness of the information displayed.

Predicted No-Effect Concentration (PNEC)

Data not provided by the registrant

Short–term toxicity to fish

Data not provided by the registrant

Long–term toxicity to fish

Data not provided by the registrant

Short–term toxicity to aquatic invertebrates

Data not provided by the registrant

Long–term toxicity to aquatic invertebrates

Data not provided by the registrant

Toxicity to aquatic algae and cyanobacteria

Data not provided by the registrant

Toxicity to aquatic plants other than algae

Data not provided by the registrant

Toxicity to microorganisms

Data not provided by the registrant

Sediment toxicity

Data not provided by the registrant

Endocrine disrupter testing in aquatic vertebrates – in vivo

Data not provided by the registrant

Toxicity to terrestrial macroorganisms except arthropods

Data not provided by the registrant

Toxicity to terrestrial arthropods

Data not provided by the registrant

Toxicity to terrestrial plants

Data not provided by the registrant

Toxicity to soil microorganisms

Data not provided by the registrant

Toxicity to birds

Data not provided by the registrant

Toxicity to mammals

Data not provided by the registrant

Toxicological information

This section provides toxicological information compiled from all automatically processable data from REACH registration dossiers that is available to ECHA at the time of generation. The quality and correctness of the information remains the responsibility of the data submitter. The Agency thus cannot guarantee the correctness of the information displayed.

Derived No- or Minimal Effect Level (DN(M)EL)

Data not provided by the registrant

Toxicokinetics, metabolism, and distribution

Data not provided by the registrant

Acute toxicity

Data not provided by the registrant

Irritation / corrosion

Data not provided by the registrant

Sensitisation

Data not provided by the registrant

Repeated dose toxicity

Data not provided by the registrant

Genetic toxicity

Data not provided by the registrant

Carcinogenicity

Data not provided by the registrant

Toxicity to reproduction

Data not provided by the registrant

Neurotoxicity

Data not provided by the registrant

Immunotoxicity

Data not provided by the registrant

Endocrine disrupter mammalian screening - in vivo

Data not provided by the registrant