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Substance Name: Polyethylene
RN: 9002-88-4

Note

  • A vinyl polymer made from ethylene. It can be branched or linear. Branched or low-density polyethylene is tough and pliable but not to the same degree as linear polyethylene. Linear or high-density polyethylene has a greater hardness and tensile strength. Polyethylene is used in a variety of products, including implants and prostheses.

Molecular Formula

  • (C2-H4)x-

Molecular Weight

  • 28.0536
 

Classification Codes

Classification Codes

  • Biocompatible Materials
  • TSCA Flag XU (Exempt from Reporting under Chemical Data Reporting Rule)
  • Tumor Data

Superlist Classification Code

  • Overall Carcinogenic Evaluation: Group 3

Names and Synonyms

Results Name

  • Polyethylene

Name of Substance

  • Ethene, homopolymer
  • Plastipore
  • Polyethylene

MeSH Heading

  • Polyethylene

Synonyms

  • Alathon 7140
  • Alathon 7511
  • Alcowax 6
  • Aldyl A
  • Alithon 7050
  • Alkathene
  • Allied PE 617
  • Alphex FIT 221
  • Ambythene
  • Amoco 610A4
  • Bakelite DFD 330
  • Bakelite DHDA 4080
  • Bakelite DYNH
  • Bareco polywax 2000
  • Bareco wax C 7500
  • Bicolene C
  • BPE-I
  • Bralen KB 2-11
  • Bulen A
  • Carlona PXB
  • Courlene-X3
  • Epolene C
  • Epolene E
  • Epolene N
  • Etherin
  • Ethylene polymer
  • Grex
  • HI-Fax
  • High density Polyethylene
  • Hizex
  • HSDB 7602
  • Polyethylene
  • Polyethylene, high density
  • UNII-3W404QE89S
  • UNII-J245LN42AI
  • UNII-T23R5E6AK8
  • UNII-UG00KM4WR7

Systematic Names

  • Ethene, homopolymer
  • Ethylene polymers (8CI)
  • Polyethylene

Superlist Name

  • Polyethylene

Registry Numbers

CAS Registry Number

  • 9002-88-4

FDA UNIIs

  • 3W404QE89S
  • J245LN42AI
  • T23R5E6AK8
  • UG00KM4WR7

Other Registry Numbers

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System Generated Number

  • 0009002884

Molecular Formulas

Molecular Formula

  • (C2-H4)x-

Molecular Formula Fragments

  • C2-H4
  • COMPONENT

Structure Descriptors

Smiles

*CC*

Toxicity

Organism Test Type Route Reported Dose (Normalized Dose) Effect Source
mouse LC50 inhalation 12gm/m3/30M (12000mg/m3)   Proceedings of the Western Pharmacology Society. Vol. 21, Pg. 167, 1978.
mouse LDLo oral 5gm/kg (5000mg/kg)   Toksikologiya Novykh Promyshlennykh Khimicheskikh Veshchestv. Toxicology of New Industrial Chemical Substances. For English translation, see TNICS*. Vol. 5, Pg. 136, 1963.
rat LD oral > 3gm/kg (3000mg/kg) KIDNEY, URETER, AND BLADDER: OTHER CHANGES Kiso to Rinsho. Clinical Report. Vol. 16, Pg. 175, 1982.