Interactions, reactions or processes classified as:

Ethylene the Petrochemical Building Block

Ethylene, produced as a side reaction while cracking long chain alkanes, is the main starting material for the petrochemical industry. A large petrochemical plant may produce several thousand products, all starting from ethylene.


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