Ethylene (IUPAC name: ethene) is a hydrocarbon which has the formula C 2H 4 or H2C=CH2. It is a colorless flammable gas with a faint "sweet and musky" odour when pure. It is the simplest alkene (a hydrocarbon with carbon-carbon double bonds). Ethylene is widely used in the chemical industry, and its worldwide production (over 150 million tonnes in 2016) exceeds that of any other organic compound. Much of this production goes toward polyethylene, a widely used plastic containing polymer chains of ethylene units in various chain lengths. Wikipedia

Emergency Response Guide No. 116

Data from the Hazardous Materials Table

Source: 49 CFR §172 (2015/12)

(3) Hazard Class

Flammable gases

(4) Identification number Help

UN 1962

(5) Packing Group Help


(6) Labels Help

Flammable gases (2.1) Cargo Aircraft Only (Cargo Aircraft Only)

(7) Special Provisions (§172.102) Help

(8) Packing Authorizations (§173.***) Help

(8A) Exceptions306see 49 CFR §173.306
(8B) Non-bulk304see 49 CFR §173.304
(8C) Bulk302see 49 CFR §173.302

(9) Quantity Limits Help

(9A) Passenger aircraft/railForbidden
(9B) Cargo aircraft only150 kg

(10) Vessel stowage Help

(10A) Location
(10B) Other

Segregation Chart for Load, Transport, Storage

In this table a statement is contained for each hazard class whether the loading, transport or storage with other hazard classes is allowed, is not permitted or is restricted. The table is based on U.S.-Code 49 CFR §177.848.

red May not be loaded, transported, or stored together in the same transport vehicle or storage facility.
green Load, transport, storage together is not restricted.
yellow Load, transport, storage together is allowed under restrictions.