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Description

Ethylene oxide is a gas capable of killing microorganisms by the alkylation of the sulfur-containing proteins. Since it is a highly inflammable gas, it is used in association with both CO2 (90%) and fluoric hydrocarbons. In such conditions, ethylene oxide sterilizes at a temperature of 40° and a humidity of 40% within 4 hours.

It is used to sterilize various medical instruments and supplies that would not tolerate sterilization by heat.

Correlation between ETO-specific IgE and allergic symptoms during dialysis. Copyright Copyright © 2006 Phadia AB. Source: ImmunoCap, ImmunoCap

Basic Part Properties

Part Display Name
Ethylene oxide
Part Type
Component (Describes the core component or analyte measured)
Created On
2000-05-04
Construct for LOINC Short Name
Ethylene Oxide

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Language Variants Get Info

Tag Language Translation
zh-CN Chinese (China) 环氧乙烷
Synonyms: 乙撑氧;乙烯化氧;氧化乙烯
fr-CA French (Canada) Oxyde d'éthylène
et-EE Estonian (Estonia) Etüleenoksiid
es-ES Spanish (Spain) Oxido de etileno
it-IT Italian (Italy) Ossido di etilene
tr-TR Turkish (Turkey) Etilen oksit
ru-RU Russian (Russian Federation) Этилен оксид
Synonyms: Окись этилена
nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) ethyleenoxide
fr-BE French (Belgium) Oxyde d'éthylène
Synonyms: k78