trichloroethane


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trichloroethane

[trī¦klȯr·ō′eth‚ān]
(organic chemistry)
C2H3Cl3 Either of two nonflammable, irritating liquid isomeric compounds: 1,1,1-trichloroethane (CH3CCl3) is toxic, soluble in alcohol and ether, insoluble in water, and boils at 75°C; it is used as a solvent, aerosol propellant, and pesticide and for metal degreasing, and is also known as methyl chloroform; 1,1,2-trichloroethane (CHCl2CH2Cl) is clear and colorless, is soluble in alcohols, ethers, esters, and ketones, insoluble in water, has a sweet aroma, and boils at 114°C; it is used as a chemical intermediate and solvent, and is also known as vinyl trichloride.
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