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car·bon tet·ra·chlo·ride

a colorless, mobile liquid having a characteristic ethereal odor resembling that of chloroform; it is used as a cleansing fluid and as a fire extinguisher, and has been used as an anthelmintic, especially against hookworm.
Synonym(s): tetrachloromethane
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carbon tetrachloride

A volatile liquid used as a solvent and cleaning agent (dry cleaning), and in fire extinguishers and refrigerants.

Toxic to the CNS, liver and kidneys; may cause coma or death.
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The development of liver disease increased 1.78-fold the content of diene conjugates during the first 70 h after administration of tetrachloromethane. The maximum level of diene conjugates, exceeding the reference value of 1.82 times, was observed at 96 h after administration of the toxic agent (Figure 2).
The changes in GP activity during the development of experimental toxic hepatitis showed that the maximum activity was observed at 96 h after administration of tetrachloromethane. In this case, the activity per gram of fresh weight and specific activity increased 4.60 and 2.50 times, respectively.
The addition of tetrachloromethane to unsaturated terpenes can be obtained by treatment with C[Cl.sub.4], Fe[(acac).sub.2] as catalyst, and N[Et.sub.3] in dry acetonitrile at 80[degrees] C.
The addition of tetrachloromethane to [beta]-pinene 1a and [alpha]-pinene 1b led to the formation of the adduct 2a in excellent yields (86% and 85%, resp.) after opening the cyclobutane ring.
PMPVSi (0.500 g) with tetrachloromethane (20 ml) was added into an erlenmeyer flask.
In a flask equipped with stirring, EHFHPSi (1.000 g), vinyltrimethlsilane (0.400 g), and Karstedt catalyst were put into tetrachloromethane (10 ml).
In contrast, larger beads (average size of 16 [micro]m) were formed on electrospun fibers with the addition of tetrachloromethane (Fig.
Solution conductivity was reduced when tetrachloromethane was mixed into the PHBV/CH[Cl.sub.3] solution, and Fig.
The addition reactions of tetrachloromethane and ethyl trichloroacetate with styrene were studied by Adamek and Hajek [3].
Acetic acid, acetanhydride, tetrachloromethane, or an excess of substrate were the preferred solvents used in these sulfonation reactions.