Ethane is used in the production of ethylene for making plastics, anti-freeze and detergents; it's a ripening agent for foods, a refrigerant, a substance in producing welding gas and a primary ingredient in mustard gas. Ethane is a component in the natural gas methane and is removed by cryogenic liquefaction.Know More
Ethane is one of the primary alkanes, along with propane, butane and methane. Alkanes are carbon and hydrogen-based chemical compounds whose carbon atoms only have a single bond. Before the 1960s, ethane was not separated from methane for use as feedstock in petrochemical processes, though its presence was discovered in 1834 by Michael Faraday.