carbon tetrachloride


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carbon tetrachloride

n.
A poisonous, nonflammable, colorless liquid, CCl4, used in fire extinguishers and as a dry-cleaning fluid.

carbon tetrachloride

n
(Elements & Compounds) a colourless volatile nonflammable sparingly soluble liquid made from chlorine and carbon disulphide; tetrachloromethane. It is used as a solvent, cleaning fluid, and insecticide. Formula: CCl4

car′bon tetrachlo′ride


n.
a colorless, nonflammable, vaporous, toxic liquid, CCl4, used mainly as a refrigerant, fire extinguisher, cleaning fluid, solvent, and insecticide.
[1900–05]
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Noun1.carbon tetrachloride - 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
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Carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) is well-known to be extensively used hepatotoxin for decades; persuading liver injury in different experimental approaches (Basu, 2003).
This might be due to carbon tetrachloride metabolized into trichloromethyl free radical (CCl3) in endoplasmic reticulum, and it is a free radical, which combined with cellular lipids and proteins in the presence of oxygen to induce lipid peroxidation.
This area is called Operable Unit Carbon Tetrachloride Plume or OUCTP.
Furthermore, the beneficial effect of multiclove black garlic on acute carbon tetrachloride intoxicated rat was proved [21].
The chemicals used were as follows: N-acetylcysteine (NAC) (Fluimucil[R] oral solution 200 mg, Zambon SpA, Italy), carbon tetrachloride (Merck), PBS pH 7.4 (Sigma-Aldrich Cat.
Caption: Figure 2: Emission spectra of Si nanoparticle in (a) acetonitrile and (b) carbon tetrachloride.
Wastewater/liquid wastes, solid wastes or air emissions of carbon tetrachloride could result in potential pathways for oral, dermal or inhalation exposure to the general population.
Interestingly, kefir administration does not exhibit any significant change from control values of liver functions that is mean the Kefir protects liver against carbon tetrachloride as showing in (Fig.
A third group of mice received the control diet but were treated with a single dose of carbon tetrachloride (C[Cl.sub.4], 2 ml/kg body weight) to induce liver damage.
It is known that drugs (group of adaptogens) increasing the body's resistance to a wide range of adverse factors in the external and internal environment and having an antioxidant effect help stabilize the lipid peroxidation of biomembranes in conditions of prolonged cold stress, administration of carbon tetrachloride, etc.