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[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