Definition of trichloroethane in English:

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trichloroethane

Pronunciation: /ˌtrʌɪklɔːrəʊˈiːθeɪn/
/ˌtrʌɪklɒrəʊˈiːθeɪn/

noun

[mass noun] Chemistry
A colourless non-flammable volatile liquid, used as a solvent and cleaner.
  • Alternative name: 1,1,1-trichloroethane; chemical formula: CCl3CH3.
Example sentences
  • Following are some of the compounds listed on product labels: petroleum distillates, mineral spirits, chlorinated solvents, carbon tetrachloride, methylene chloride, trichloroethane, toluene and formaldehyde.
  • Other halogenated compounds, such as trichloroacetic acid, trichloroethane, bromoform and iodoacetate, but not trifluoroacetate, will also react with the excited state indole chromophores in a similar reaction.
  • Perchloroethylene or 1-1 - 1 trichloroethane solvents (in spot removers and carpet cleaners) can cause liver and kidney damage if ingested.

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