tetrachloroethane


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tet·ra·chlo·ro·eth·ane

(tet'ră-klō'rō-eth'ān),
Acetylene tetrachloride; a nonflammable solvent for fats, oils, waxes, resins, etc.; used in the manufacture of paint and varnish removers, photographic films, lacquers, and insecticides. Its toxicity exceeds that of chloroform and carbon tetrachloride, and produces narcosis, liver damage, kidney damage, and gastroenteritis.
Synonym(s): cellon

tetrachloroethane

[-klôr′ō·eth′ān]
a potentially toxic solvent with a sweet, chloroform-like odor. It is used to dissolve fats, waxes, oils, and resins and in the manufacture of paints, varnishes, and rust removers. Symptoms of overexposure include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, finger tremors, skin disorders, and liver damage.

tetrachloroethane

has had some usage as an anthelmintic and has a similar activity as carbon tetrachloride with less, but still significant risk of toxicity.
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The treated fabric contains the toxicity of 1,1,2,2 Tetrachloroethane and this amount of Tetrachloroethane determined in the fabric by gas chromatography was as under:
EPA 8240-B method (Anonymous, 1994) was used for determination of tetrachloroethane, THM and 1-2 dichloroethane.
PET samples were dissolved in phenol / tetrachloroethane (TCE) solution (60:40 by weight) to prepare 0.
Blanc then describes the use of benzene as a solvent for rubber cement and its attendant effects on the bone marrow, and polymer sealants such as nitrocellulose dissolved in tetrachloroethane when benzene was diverted to munitions manufacture during World War I.
VOCs not meeting inclusion criterion: 1,1,2,2- tetrachloroethane, 1,1,2-TCE, 1,1-dichloroethane, 1,1-dichloroethene, 1,2-DCB, 1,2-dichloroethane, 1,2-dichloropropane, 1,3-DCB, bromodichloromethane, bromoform, carbon tetrachloride, chlorobenzene, chloroform, cis-1,2-dichloroethene, dibromochloromethane, dibromomethane, methylene chloride, trans-1,2-dichloroethene, and trichloroethene.
2 is similar to values reported for ethyl acetate and three times lower than reported for tetrachloroethane in rainbow trout (Fitzsimmons et al.
Phenol and tetrachloroethane were analytically pure and were purchased from Shanghai Lingfeng Chemical Reagent Co, Ltd.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) technical document National Management Measures to Control Nonpoint Source Pollution from Marinas and Recreational Boating, published in November 2001, gasoline, oil, diesel fuel, acids from batteries and cleaning compounds, and surfactants and solvents involved in boat maintenance (such as methylene chloride, tetrachloroethane, trichloroethene, and trichloroethylene) can wash into lakes, rivers, and coastal areas.
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Tetrachloroethane (TCE--Tedia Company, minimum purity of 98 wt%) were used as solvents for NMR analyses.
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