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see carbon tetrachloridecarbon tetrachloride
or tetrachloromethane
, CCl4, colorless, poisonous, liquid organic compound that boils at 76.8°C;. It is toxic when absorbed through the skin or when inhaled. It reacts at high temperatures to form the poisonous gas phosgene.
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The EA stock solution was prepared at 1 A- 10-4 mol.l-1 in tetrachloromethane (CCl4).
The impact fractured surface of the hybrid was etched with tetrachloromethane to get a more detailed picture of the morphology for PEG phase in epoxy matrix.
First, 10 mL acidulated water sample was mixed fully with 10 g sodium chloride (NaCl) and 20 mL tetrachloromethane (C[Cl.sub.4]) in a separating funnel.
Selskis, "A novel purification method of carbon nanotubes by high-temperature treatment with tetrachloromethane," Separation and Purification Technology, vol.
Tetrachloromethane (C[Cl.sub.4]), an organ-specific toxin with hepatotropic action was used to simulate an experimental toxic hepatitis.
[8] Egli, C., Tschan, T., Scholtz, R., Cook, A.M., and Leisinger T., 1988, "Transformation of tetrachloromethane to dichloromethane and carbon dioxide by Acetobacterium woodii," Appl.
As a part of research concerning the thermochemical studies on new working fluid pair, we present here some useful data on speed of sound and isentropic compressibility for the mixture of trimethylbenzene with tetrahydrofuran, tetrachloromethane and dimethyl sulfoxide.
Since the HCFC and HFC refrigerants did not appear to be reactive with respect to the copper plating reaction and a copper plating proclivity test (Divers 1958) employed tetrachloromethane instead of refrigerants to promote plating, a series of chlorinated solvents were tested in the sealed tubes.
Smith and Fry (1989) observed sluggish nitration in case of benzoyl nitrate in tetrachloromethane (4% yield in 10 d) without any catalyst.
Adsorption of volatile organic compounds (benzene, tetrachloromethane) on the porous material based on organobentonites was studied in the connection with their thermal stability and the hydrophobic and adsorption properties (Zhu et al., 2005).
As we determined by titration, also tetrachloromethane is reacting with alkali in the saponification mixture (2.6 M) at 70[degrees]C, decreasing its total amount as well as the rate of hydrolysis of ester moieties.