CHEBI:42266 - ethane

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ChEBI Name ethane
ChEBI ID CHEBI:42266
Definition An alkane comprising of two carbon atoms.
Stars This entity has been manually annotated by the ChEBI Team.
Secondary ChEBI IDs CHEBI:42260, CHEBI:23975
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Formula C2H6
Net Charge 0
Average Mass 30.06904
InChI InChI=1S/C2H6/c1-2/h1-2H3
InChIKey OTMSDBZUPAUEDD-UHFFFAOYSA-N
SMILES CC
Metabolite of Species Details
Dunaliella salina (NCBI:3046) See: PubMed
Roles Classification
Biological Role(s): plant metabolite
Any eukaryotic metabolite produced during a metabolic reaction in plants, the kingdom that include flowering plants, conifers and other gymnosperms.
Application(s): refrigerant
A substance used in a thermodynamic heat pump cycle or refrigeration cycle that undergoes a phase change from a gas to a liquid and back. Refrigerants are used in air-conditioning systems and freezers or refrigerators and are assigned a "R" number (by ASHRAE - formerly the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers), which is determined systematically according to their molecular structure.
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Outgoing ethane (CHEBI:42266) has role plant metabolite (CHEBI:76924)
ethane (CHEBI:42266) has role refrigerant (CHEBI:78433)
ethane (CHEBI:42266) is a alkane (CHEBI:18310)
Incoming chloroethanes (CHEBI:36016) has parent hydride ethane (CHEBI:42266)
ethyl (CHEBI:62801) has parent hydride ethane (CHEBI:42266)
ethylenediamine (CHEBI:30347) has parent hydride ethane (CHEBI:42266)
iodoethane (CHEBI:42487) has parent hydride ethane (CHEBI:42266)
ethyl group (CHEBI:37807) is substituent group from ethane (CHEBI:42266)
ethylene group (CHEBI:29362) is substituent group from ethane (CHEBI:42266)
ethylidene group (CHEBI:29853) is substituent group from ethane (CHEBI:42266)
IUPAC Name
ethane
Synonyms Sources
Äthan ChEBI
bimethyl NIST Chemistry WebBook
C2H6 ChEBI
CH3‒CH3 IUPAC
dimethyl NIST Chemistry WebBook
Ethan ChEBI
ETHANE PDBeChem
ethyl hydride NIST Chemistry WebBook
methylmethane NIST Chemistry WebBook
R-170 ChEBI
Database Links Databases
EHN PDBeChem
Ethane Wikipedia
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Registry Numbers Types Sources
1730716 Beilstein Registry Number Beilstein
1730716 Reaxys Registry Number Reaxys
212 Gmelin Registry Number Gmelin
74-84-0 CAS Registry Number NIST Chemistry WebBook
74-84-0 CAS Registry Number ChemIDplus
Citations Waiting for Citations Types Sources
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Last Modified
04 September 2014