trichloroethane


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tri·chlo·ro·eth·ane

 (trī-klôr′ō-ĕth′ān′)
n.
Either of two dense, colorless, nonflammable, isomeric liquid compounds, C2H3Cl3, having a sweet odor, used as solvents for adhesives, pesticides, and lubricants, and in industrial cleaning solutions.

trichloroethane

(traɪˌklɔːrəʊˈiːθeɪn)
n
(Elements & Compounds) a volatile nonflammable colourless liquid with low toxicity used for cleaning electrical apparatus and as a solvent; 1,2,3-trichloroethane. Formula: CH3CCl3. Also called: methyl chloroform
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Noun1.trichloroethane - a heavy colorless highly toxic liquid used as a solvent to clean electronic components and for dry cleaning and as a fumigant; causes cancer and liver and lung damage
ethene, ethylene - a flammable colorless gaseous alkene; obtained from petroleum and natural gas and used in manufacturing many other chemicals; sometimes used as an anesthetic
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Additionally, three groups of solvents were created, which include the following: aromatic hydrocarbon solvents (ARHC, combining exposure to benzene and toluene), chlorinated hydrocarbon solvents (CHC, combining exposure to trichloroethanes, trichloroethylene, perchloroethylene, and methylene chloride), and "any solvent" exposure, combining exposure to the six individual solvents.
Meanwhile n-propyl bromide (nPB) based cleaning solvents such as EnSolv were developed in the United States as a drop in replacement for the ubiquitous trichloroethane.
Many Army installations are fighting contamination from chlorinated solvents such as trichloroethylene (TCE), perchloroethylene (PCE), and trichloroethane (TCA) caused by dry cleaning procedures, equipment maintenance, and electronics manufacturing.
These include solvents such as xylene, acetone, trichloroethane, or toluene; caustics such as anhydrous ammonia, hydrochloric acid, or sulfuric acid; and metals and salts such as red phosphorus, iodine, or sodium metal.
Although dichlorodiphenyl trichloroethane (DDT)is being banned worldwide, countries in sub-Saharan Africa have sought exemptions for malaria control.
All of these products are CFC-free and do not contain 1,1,1 trichloroethane.
TNT, dioxane, trichloroethane and other highly toxic chemicals into the soil;
In addition, the technician may test the coating for solubility characteristics in a non-critical area with trichloroethane, xylene or other solvent with low toxicity and mild activity.
The figure on this beach on Long Island, New York, has been enveloped in a fog of dichlorodiphenyl trichloroethane, or DDT.
Now, McKay is seeking to tackle the pollution problem - land and groundwater under the center are contaminated with the dry-cleaning solvent trichloroethane, a suspected carcinogen - and wants to find long-term tenants for the complex.
Two examples are trichloroethane and methylene chloride.
Harmful Chemicals Found in Some Common Inhalants Aerosols Asthma Sprays fluorocarbon Deodorants, Air Fresheners butane, propane, fluorocarbon Hair Sprays butane, propane, fluorocarbon Paint Sprays butane, propane, fluorocarbon, hydrocarbons, toluene Cleaning Agents Degreasers tetrachloroethylene, trichloroethane, trichloroethylene Spot Removers tetrachloroethylene, trichloroethane Food Products Whipped Cream nitrous oxide Solvents Correction Fluid toluene, methylene chloride, methanol Fire Extinguishers bromochlorodifluoromethane Lighter Fluid butane, isopropane Polish Removers acetone Paint Removers toluene, methylene chloride, methanol Paint Thinners toluene, methylene chloride, methanol Source: National Inhalation Prevention Coalition