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Definition of perchloroethylene in English:
A toxic colourless volatile solvent used commonly as a dry-cleaning fluid. Also called tetrachloroethylene.
- Chemical formula: Cl2CCCl2
- The toxic solvent, perchloroethylene, is used to dry clean clothes.
- The primary solvent used in dry cleaning is perchloroethylene, also known as tetrachloroethylene and commonly known as perc.
- One of those toxic chemicals was the dry cleaning solvent, perchlorethylene.
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