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 (trī-klôr′ō-ĕth′ə-lēn′) also tri·chlo·ro·eth·ene (-ĕth′ēn)
A dense, colorless, nonflammable, toxic liquid chlorinated alkene, C2HCl3, used to degrease metals, as an extraction solvent for oils and waxes, as a refrigerant, in dry cleaning, and as a fumigant.


(traɪˌklɔːrəʊˈɛθɪˌliːn) or


(Elements & Compounds) a volatile nonflammable mobile colourless liquid with an odour resembling that of chloroform. It is a good solvent for certain organic materials and is also an inhalation anaesthetic. Formula CHCl:CCl2


(traɪˌklɔr oʊˈɛθ əˌlin, -ˌkloʊr-)

a colorless, poisonous liquid, C2HCl3, used chiefly as a degreasing agent for metals and as a solvent, esp. in dry cleaning.
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Noun1.trichloroethylene - 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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2009: 12 experts + 11 in vivo studies: for 2 studies same Klimisch score (KlimS) categories by all experts, for 8 studies ratings over two neighboring KlimS, for 1 study ratings over all three KlimS; Ruden, 2001: 29 assessments for trichlorethylene with conclusions distributed over 4 categories from clear negative to clear positive carcinogen; CRD, 2013: different ADI derivation by EFSA and JMPR for 23/57 substances).
Process optimization of asphalt extraction with octanoic acid methyl ester (OME) for the Asphalt analysis is used both as part of the test, and the factory production control (FPC) for many years trichlorethylene (tri), represented by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) in the context of REACH as substance has been judged with particularly worrying properties.
The Court of Appeal ruled that his condition stemmed from using chemicals such as trichlorethylene - or triche - at bases across the world during a 20-year career.
Some authors recommend several different cleaning products such as ammonia, bleach, trichlorethylene, acetone, ether, cyclohexane and gasoline.
Being exposed to some medicines and chemical substances such as bleomycin, isoniazid pentazocine, sodium valproate, bromocriptine, trichlorethylene, vinyl chloride, nitrofurantoin, and hydantoin etc.
Studies in rabbits have shown that exposure to octylphenol, DDT, DDE, arsenic, benzene, chromium, lead, phthalates, chloroform, trichlorethylene, disinfection products, among other substances found in the drinking water of animals may promote the occurrence of cryptorchidism, testicular carcinoma in situ, loss of libido and failure of sperm production (VEERAMACHANENI, 2000).
Investigations into the effects of exposure to trichlorethylene in mechanical engineering.
Precision vapour degreasing solvent replacement for trichlorethylene.
Notably these routes apply to organic solvents such as hexane, toluene, trichlorethylene and many others.