perchloroethylene


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perchloroethylene

[pər¦klȯr·ō′eth·ə‚lēn]
(organic chemistry)
CCl2CCl2 Stable, colorless liquid, boiling at 121°C; nonflammable and nonexplosive, with low toxicity; used as a dry-cleaning and industrial solvent, in pharmaceuticals and medicine, and for metal cleaning. Also known as tetrachloroethylene.
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Stratification by country (see Table S4) indicated an increased TGCT risk in Finland with prenatal paternal exposure to perchloroethylene (OR = 2.
L'exposition au perchloroethylene peut causer une irritation des voies respiratoires et des yeux, des vertiges, nausees, maux de tete et pertes de memoire, somnolence.
Six weeks earlier, the patient had switched from using perchloroethylene to DrySolv[TM] (Enviro Tech International, Melrose Park, Illinois) (>95% by weight 1-BP) as the solvent in his dry cleaning machine (7).
The company says it eliminates the problems associated with perchloroethylene and chlorinated solvents.
At one time, the largest market for perchloroethylene (perc) in North America was for use in dry cleaning.
GreenEarth replaces traditional chlorinated dry cleaning solvents such as the most commonly used perchloroethylene, which have been highlighted as hazardous by lobby groups including Greenpeace.
That's perchloroethylene, or "perc," a solvent that can cause dizziness, fatigue, confusion, nausea, and skin irritation in high doses, and--for those exposed to it repeatedly--liver damage and increased risk of miscarriage.
The company accepted waste perchloroethylene dry cleaning solvent from dry cleaners in nine states, promising to incinerate the wastes at licensed hazardous waste disposal sites.
The shallow groundwater and sediments beneath the TNX Area are contaminated with dissolved and residual chlorinated volatile organic compounds including trichloroethylene (TCE), carbon tetrachloride (CCL4), and perchloroethylene (PCE).
Environmental Protection Agency for tighter regulations on the cancer-causing dry cleaning solvent perchloroethylene (petc).
The survey focuses on two specific VOCs often used in dry cleaning or as degreasers: tetrachloroethylene (PCE), also called perchloroethylene, and trichloroethylene (TCE).
For its solvent, Eyelet chose a vapor degreasing grade of perchloroethylene (perc).