Definition of carbon tetrachloride in English:

Share this entry

carbon tetrachloride

Pronunciation: /ˌkärbən ˌtetrəˈklôrīd/


A colorless toxic volatile liquid used as a solvent, especially for fats and oils.
  • Chemical formula: CCl4
Example sentences
  • Specific petrochemicals implicated in one study included benzene, toluene, styrene, hexane, carbon tetrachloride, chloroform, methanol, and vinyl chloride.
  • Greenpeace found that perc breaks down into the toxic byproducts phosgene, vinyl chloride, carbon tetrachloride and trichloroacetic acid.
  • Do not clean with window cleaning fluids or strong solvents such as gasoline, denatured alcohol, carbon tetrachloride, or acetone.
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.