Carboxide®

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Description

[Linde Specialty Gases division of Union Carbide] A registered trademark for a fumigant and disinfectant composed of ethylene oxide (10%) diluted with carbon dioxide (90%). Both gases are colorless and odorless. Ethylene oxide acts to kill insects, pests, bacteria, mold, and fungi. Carbon dioxide primarily serves as a diluent to decrease the fire risk of the ethylene oxide. In addition, it provides an anoxic factor.

Hazards and Safety

Ethylene oxide is toxic and a carcinogen.

Additional Information

F.H. Hengemihle, N. Weberg, C.J. Shahani, "Desorption of Residual Ethylene Oxide from Fumigated Library Materials" Preservation Research and Testing Series No. 9502, Library of Congress. Link

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • Website address 1 Comment: lcweb.loc.gov/preserv/rt/fumigate/fume_2.html

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