Definition of carbon tetrachloride in English:

carbon tetrachloride

Line breaks: car¦bon tetra|chlor¦ide


[mass noun]
  • A colourless toxic volatile liquid used as a solvent, especially for fats and oils.
    • Chemical formula: CCl4
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    • 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.

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