tetrachloroethylene

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tetrachloroethylene

[¦te·trə¦klȯr·ō′eth·ə‚lēn]
(organic chemistry)
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That led to the installation of five monitoring wells that found troubling levels of benzene, 1,3-butadiene, carbon tetrachloride, chloroform, tetrachlorethylene, trichloroethylene and vinyl chloride--all considered to carry serious health risks.
Tetrachlorethylene metabolism yields the oxidative metabolites TCAC, which hydrolyses to yield TCA, and the epoxide PCE-O, which decomposes in turn to EDD, CO, and C[O.sub.2].
In order to prevent the generation of dioxin is essential the gradual elimination of PVC, tetrachlorethylene and chlorinated pesticides.
Among the monitored compounds, benzene, toluene, tetrachlorethylene, and 1,4-dichlorobenzene are the compounds having the UR estimated value.