tetrachloromethane


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

tetrachloromethane

(ˈtɛtrəklɔːrəʊˌmiːθeɪn)
n
(Elements & Compounds) the systematic name for carbon tetrachloride
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tetrachloromethane - a colorless nonflammable liquid used as a solvent for fats and oils; because of its toxicity its use as a cleaning fluid or fire extinguisher has declined
dissolvent, dissolver, dissolving agent, resolvent, solvent - a liquid substance capable of dissolving other substances; "the solvent does not change its state in forming a solution"
tetrachloride - any compound that contains four chlorine atoms per molecule
References in periodicals archive ?
Tenders are invited for Supply of Tri-n-octyl phosphin oxide ar grade in 100/250 g bottle(preferably plastic), tetrachloromethane, ar grade, in 500 ml bottle.
The fractured surfaces of samples were etched with tetrachloromethane for 24 h to observe phase morphology in more detail.
In the future, we will examine whether nobiletin could also affect chemical-induced carcinogenesis in vivo, and design an animal model for the inhibition of hepatoma induced by HGF or tetrachloromethane.
1988, "Transformation of tetrachloromethane to dichloromethane and carbon dioxide by Acetobacterium woodii," Appl.