Perchloroethylene

Other names

Carbon Perchloride, Carbon Trichloride, PERC, perchloro and tetrachloroethylene, PCE, Carbon tetrachloride.

Chemical Formula

CCl4

CAS

56-23-5

Perchloroethylene

Perchloroethhylene is a colorless liquid that has been used as a solvent, refrigerant, and fire extinguishing agent. However, its use has decreased due to concerns about its toxicity and environmental impact.

Uses and Applications

It was formerly used as a solvent in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry, in the production of refrigerants, and as a fire extinguishing agent. Currently, its use is restricted due to its toxicity and negative environmental impact.

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