Polyethylene
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Polyethylene
Alias
Ethene, homopolymer
Ethylene polymers
PE
Category
Polymer surfactants-Polyolefin
CAS No.
9002-88-4
Structural Formula
Properties
Appearance: solid; or emulsion.
Solubility: insoluble in water. soluble in benzene.
Stability: stable.
Risk: irritation, irritation to skin, eye.
Animal toxicity[1]: mouse inhalation LC50: 12000mg/m3/30M;
mouse oral LDLo: 5000mg/Kg;
rat oral LD: >3000mg/Kg.
Overall carcinogenic evaluation: Group 3.
Ecology: May be hazardous to environment. Water body should be given special attention.
Biodegradability: Biodegradable.
Characteristics: excellent film-forming, dispersing, adhesive abilities. Biocompatible materials. Thermoplastic resin. Branched or low-density polyethylene: tough, pliable; linear or high-density polyethylene: greater hardness and tensile strength.
Synthesis
 
Quality standards & test methods
item
physical and chemical indexes
test methods
Actives*, %,≥
95
 
*: Average molecular weight should be marked.
Major Uses
Widely use as non-metallic materials. eg: film, wire and cable, pipes, packaging container (such as: food), packaging film ( such as: food ).
Film-forming agent, abrasive, viscosity controlling agent in personal care products.
Use as thickening agent in non-aqueous system.
Use as hot-melt adhesives.
Manufacturers
 
References
[1]:http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/:9002-88-4
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