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Tetrachloroethylene

analytical standard

Synonym: PCE, Perchloroethylene

  • CAS Number 127-18-4

  • Linear Formula CCl2=CCl2

  • Molecular Weight 165.83

  •  Beilstein/REAXYS Number 1361721

  •  EC Number 204-825-9

  •  MDL number MFCD00000834

  •  PubChem Substance ID 329747481

  •  NACRES NA.24

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Properties

Related Categories 2000/60/EC, Additional Standards, Alpha Sort, Analytical Standards, Analytical/Chromatography,
Quality Level   100
grade   analytical standard
vapor density   5.83 (vs air)
vapor pressure   13 mmHg ( 20 °C)
  19 mmHg ( 25 °C)
assay   ≥99.9% (GC)
shelf life   limited shelf life, expiry date on the label
application(s)   HPLC: suitable
  gas chromatography (GC): suitable
refractive index   n20/D 1.505 (lit.)
  n20/D 1.506
bp   121 °C (lit.)
mp   −22 °C (lit.)
density   1.623 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)
Featured Industry   Cleaning Products
Cosmetics
Environmental
Food and Beverages
Personal Care
SMILES string   Cl\C(Cl)=C(\Cl)Cl
InChI   1S/C2Cl4/c3-1(4)2(5)6
InChI key   CYTYCFOTNPOANT-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Description

General description

Tetrachloroethylene is a chlorinated ethylene compound commonly used as a dry cleaning and degreasing solvent. It is a groundwater contaminant, which has adverse effects on human health due to its potential toxicity and carcinogenicity.

Application

Tetrachloroethylene may be used as an extraction solvent for the determination of oils and grease in water samples using the Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy technique. It may be used as an analytical reference standard for the quantification of the analyte in biological fluids using headspace solid-phase micro extraction-capillary gas chromatography with electron capture detection.

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Symbol 
Signal word 
Warning
Target organs 
Central nervous system
RIDADR 
UN 1897 6.1 / PGIII
WGK Germany 
WGK 3
Flash Point(F) 
No data available
Flash Point(C) 
No data available
Protocols & Articles

Articles

GC Analysis of Industrial Solvents on Equity®-1

From our library of Articles, Sigma-Aldrich presents GC Analysis of Industrial Solvents on Equity®-1
Keywords: Chromatography, Flame ionization detector, Gas chromatography, Purification, Size-exclusion chromatography

GC Analysis of Volatiles in Water on Equity®-1 after SPME using 30 μm PDMS Fiber

From our library of Articles, Sigma-Aldrich presents GC Analysis of Volatiles in Water on Equity®-1 after SPME using 30 μm PDMS Fiber
Keywords: Chromatography, Flame ionization detector, Gas chromatography, Purification, Size-exclusion chromatography, Solid phase microextractions

GC Analysis of Volatiles in Water on SPB®-1 after SPME using 100 μm PDMS Fiber

From our library of Articles, Sigma-Aldrich presents GC Analysis of Volatiles in Water on SPB®-1 after SPME using 100 μm PDMS Fiber
Keywords: Chromatography, Flame ionization detector, Gas chromatography, Purification, Solid phase microextractions

GC Analysis of Volatiles on SPB®-624, Direct Injection

From our library of Articles, Sigma-Aldrich presents GC Analysis of Volatiles on SPB®-624, Direct Injection
Keywords: Chromatography, Gas chromatography, Purification, Size-exclusion chromatography

GC Analysis of Volatiles on VOCOL® after SPME using 75 μm Carboxen/PDMS Fiber

From our library of Articles, Sigma-Aldrich presents GC Analysis of Volatiles on VOCOL® after SPME using 75 μm Carboxen/PDMS Fiber
Keywords: Chromatography, Gas chromatography, Mass spectrometry, Purification, Size-exclusion chromatography, Solid phase microextractions

US EPA Method 502.2: GC Analysis of Volatiles on VOCOL® (105 m x 0.53 mm I.D.) after Purge & Trap using "K" Trap, ELCD Signal

From our library of Articles, Sigma-Aldrich presents US EPA Method 502.2: GC Analysis of Volatiles on VOCOL® (105 m x 0.53 mm I.D.) after Purge & Trap using "K" Trap, ELCD Signal
Keywords: Chromatography, Gas chromatography, Hall electrolytic conductivity detector, Photo-ionization detector, Purge and trap, Sample preparations

US EPA Method 502.2: GC Analysis of Volatiles on VOCOL® (105 m x 0.53 mm I.D.) after Purge & Trap using "K" Trap, PID Signal

From our library of Articles, Sigma-Aldrich presents US EPA Method 502.2: GC Analysis of Volatiles on VOCOL® (105 m x 0.53 mm I.D.) after Purge & Trap using "K" Trap, PID Signal
Keywords: Chromatography, Gas chromatography, Hall electrolytic conductivity detector, Photo-ionization detector, Purification

US EPA Method 524.2: GC Analysis of Volatiles on VOCOL® (105 m x 0.53 mm I.D.) after Purge & Trap using "K" Trap

From our library of Articles, Sigma-Aldrich presents US EPA Method 524.2: GC Analysis of Volatiles on VOCOL® (105 m x 0.53 mm I.D.) after Purge & Trap using "K" Trap
Keywords: Chromatography, Gas chromatography, Purification, Size-exclusion chromatography

US EPA Method 624: GC Analysis of Volatiles on SPB®-624 after Purge & Trap using "K" Trap, Fast GC Analysis

From our library of Articles, Sigma-Aldrich presents US EPA Method 624: GC Analysis of Volatiles on SPB®-624 after Purge & Trap using "K" Trap, Fast GC Analysis
Keywords: Chromatography, Environmental, Gas chromatography, Purification, Solid phase microextractions

US EPA Method 624: GC Analysis of Volatiles on SPB®-624 after Purge & Trap using "K" Trap

From our library of Articles, Sigma-Aldrich presents US EPA Method 624: GC Analysis of Volatiles on SPB®-624 after Purge & Trap using "K" Trap
Keywords: Chromatography, Environmental, Gas chromatography, Purification, Solid phase microextractions

US EPA Method 624: GC Analysis of Volatiles on VOCOL® (105 m x 0.53 mm I.D.) after Purge & Trap using "K" Trap

From our library of Articles, Sigma-Aldrich presents US EPA Method 624: GC Analysis of Volatiles on VOCOL® (105 m x 0.53 mm I.D.) after Purge & Trap using "K" Trap
Keywords: Chromatography, Gas chromatography, Purification, Size-exclusion chromatography

US EPA Method 624: GC Analysis of Volatiles on VOCOL® (30 m x 0.53 mm I.D.) after Purge & Trap using "K" Trap

From our library of Articles, Sigma-Aldrich presents US EPA Method 624: GC Analysis of Volatiles on VOCOL® (30 m x 0.53 mm I.D.) after Purge & Trap using "K" Trap
Keywords: Chromatography, Gas chromatography, Purification, Size-exclusion chromatography

US EPA Method 624: GC Analysis of Volatiles on VOCOL® (60 m x 0.53 mm I.D.) after Purge & Trap using "K" Trap

From our library of Articles, Sigma-Aldrich presents US EPA Method 624: GC Analysis of Volatiles on VOCOL® (60 m x 0.53 mm I.D.) after Purge & Trap using "K" Trap
Keywords: Chromatography, Gas chromatography, Purification, Size-exclusion chromatography

US EPA Method 8260: GC Analysis of Volatiles on VOCOL® after Purge & Trap using "K" Trap, Fast GC Analysis

From our library of Articles, Sigma-Aldrich presents US EPA Method 8260: GC Analysis of Volatiles on VOCOL® after Purge & Trap using "K" Trap, Fast GC Analysis
Keywords: Chromatography, Gas chromatography, Purification, Solid phase microextractions

US EPA Method 8260: GC Analysis of Volatiles on VOCOL® after Purge & Trap using "K" Trap

From our library of Articles, Sigma-Aldrich presents US EPA Method 8260: GC Analysis of Volatiles on VOCOL® after Purge & Trap using "K" Trap
Keywords: Chromatography, Gas chromatography, Purification, Solid phase microextractions

US EPA Method OLM04.2 VOA: GC Analysis of Volatiles on SPB®-624 after Purge & Trap using "K" Trap, Fast GC Analysis

From our library of Articles, Sigma-Aldrich presents US EPA Method OLM04.2 VOA: GC Analysis of Volatiles on SPB®-624 after Purge & Trap using "K" Trap, Fast GC Analysis
Keywords: Chromatography, Environmental, Gas chromatography, Purification, Solid phase microextractions

US EPA Method OLM04.2 VOA: GC Analysis of Volatiles on VOCOL® after Purge & Trap using "K" Trap, Fast GC Analysis

From our library of Articles, Sigma-Aldrich presents US EPA Method OLM04.2 VOA: GC Analysis of Volatiles on VOCOL® after Purge & Trap using "K" Trap, Fast GC Analysis
Keywords: Chromatography, Environmental, Gas chromatography, Purification, Solid phase microextractions

US EPA Method TO-17: GC Analysis of Volatiles on Equity®-1 after Collection/Desorption using Carbotrap 300 Tube

From our library of Articles, Sigma-Aldrich presents US EPA Method TO-17: GC Analysis of Volatiles on Equity®-1 after Collection/Desorption using Carbotrap 300 Tube
Keywords: Chromatography, Gas chromatography

Peer-Reviewed Papers
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