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16211 Sigma-Aldrich

Tetrachloroethylene

≥99.5%

Synonym: PCE, Perchloroethylene

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Properties

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Quality Level   100
vapor density   5.83 (vs air)
vapor pressure   13 mmHg ( 20 °C)
  19 mmHg ( 25 °C)
assay   ≥99.5%
form   liquid
contains   stabilizer
application(s)   NMR: suitable
impurities   ≤0.001% free acid (as HCl)
  ≤0.001% non-volatile matter
  ≤0.01% water (Karl Fischer)
refractive index   n20/D 1.505 (lit.)
bp   121 °C (lit.)
mp   −22 °C (lit.)
density   1.623 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)
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 ethene derivative mainly found in the contaminated groundwater due to its extensive use as a dry cleaning solvent. Its sorption and reduction kinetics with zero-valent iron has been determined in a closed, anaerobic batch system.

Tetrachloroethylene, a chlorinated ethylene, is a common industrial solvent. It is also one of the major contaminant found in groundwater supplies.

Application

TCE may be used as a metal cleaning or degreasing agent.

Tetrachloroethylene (TCE) was employed as solvent to investigate the NMR spectra of end functionalized cyclopentadienyl poly(ethylene) (PE-Cp).

Packaging

1 L in glass bottle

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Symbol 
Signal word 
Warning
Target organs 
Central nervous system
RIDADR 
UN 1897 6.1 / PGIII
WGK Germany 
WGK 3
RTECS 
KX3850000
Flash Point(F) 
No data available
Flash Point(C) 
No data available
Protocols & Articles

Articles

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