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carbon tetrachloride Line breaks: car¦bon tetra|chlor¦ide

Definition of carbon tetrachloride in English:


[mass noun]
A colourless 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.
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