[Formerly by 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. Carboxide gas is no longer produced.
2) A common name for Calcium hydroxide.
Ethylene oxide is toxic and a carcinogen.
Resources and Citations
- 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
- Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993