Trans-1,2-dichloroethylene (alias of E-12-Dichloroethene)

CAS RN:156-60-5

Major Uses

... Used as a solvent for waxes, resins and acetylcellulose. It is also used in the extraction of rubber, as a refrigerant; in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals and artificial pearls; and in the extraction of oils and fats from fish and meat. /1,2-Dichloroethylene/

Solvent for fats, phenols, camphor, etc; retard fermentation; rubber manufacturing; refrigerant; additive to dye and lacquer solutions; low-temperature solvent for heat-sensitive substances (eg, caffeine); constituent of perfumes, thermoplastics; used in organic synthesis and medicine. /cis- and trans-isomers/

Current uses for trans-1,2-DCE include its use as a degreasing agent and as one component of formulated products used for precision cleaning of electronic components. A small amount is used as a blowing agent for specialty foam.

cis- and trans-isomers of 1,2-dichloroethylene have had use as solvents and chem intermediate. Neither of isomers has developed wide industrial usage in the USA partly because of their flammability.

1,2-Dichloroethylenes obtained as byproducts from manufacturing processes for other chlorinated hydrocarbons are often used as feed stock for the synthesis of tri- or perchloroethylene. /1,2-Dichloroethylenes/

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