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  1. Peter Pässler1,
  2. Werner Hefner1,
  3. Klaus Buckl2,
  4. Helmut Meinass2,
  5. Andreas Meiswinkel3,
  6. Hans-Jürgen Wernicke2,
  7. Günter Ebersberg4,
  8. Richard Müller4,
  9. Jürgen Bässler5,
  10. Hartmut Behringer6,
  11. Dieter Mayer7

Published Online: 15 OCT 2008

DOI: 10.1002/14356007.a01_097.pub3

Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry

Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry

How to Cite

Pässler, P., Hefner, W., Buckl, K., Meinass, H., Meiswinkel, A., Wernicke, H.-J., Ebersberg, G., Müller, R., Bässler, J., Behringer, H. and Mayer, D. 2008. Acetylene. Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    BASF Aktiengesellschaft, Ludwigshafen, Germany

  2. 2

    Linde AG, Höllriegelskreuth, Germany

  3. 3

    Linde AG, Linde Engineering Division, Pullach, Germany

  4. 4

    Degussa-Hüls AG, Marl, Germany

  5. 5

    Uhde GmbH, Dortmund, Germany

  6. 6

    Hoechst Aktiengesellschaft, Werk Knapsack, Germany

  7. 7

    Hoechst Aktiengesellschaft, Pharma-Forschung, Toxikologie, Frankfurt, Germany

Publication History

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The article contains sections titled:

2.Physical Properties
3.Chemical Properties
3.1.Industrially Important Reactions
3.2.Other Reactions; Derivatives
4.1.Thermodynamic and Kinetic Aspects
4.2.Partial Combustion Processes
4.2.1.BASF Process (Sachsse-Bartholome)
4.2.2.Other Partial Combustion Processes
4.2.3.Submerged Flame Process
4.2.4.Partial Combustion Carbide Process
4.3.Electrothermic Processes
4.3.1.Production from Gaseous and/or Gasified Hydrocarbons (Hüls Arc Process)
4.3.2.Production from Liquid Hydrocarbons (Plasma Arc Process)
4.3.3.Production from Coal (Arc Coal Process)
4.3.4.Production from Calcium Carbide Generators Generators Purification
4.4.Other Cracking Processes
4.4.1.Thermal Cracking By Heat Carriers
4.4.2.Acetylene as a Byproduct of Steam Cracking
5.Safety Precautions, Transportation, and Storage
5.1.General Safety Factors and Safety Measures
5.2.Acetylene Storage in Cylinders
6.Uses and Economic Aspects
6.1.Use in Metal Processing
6.2.Use as Raw Material in Chemical Industry
6.3.Competitive Position of Acetylene as Chemical Feedstock
7.Toxicology and Occupational Health