1,1-Dichloroethane (alias of 11-Dichloroethane)

CAS RN:75-34-3

Major Uses

Reagent and chemical intermediate. Solvent for paint, varnishes; degreaser.

1,1-Dichlorethane is used as a chemical intermediate and grain fumigant and has limited use as a solvent for plastics, oils, and fats. It was formerly used as an anesthetic but it is of no importance in this field today.

Used in the manufacture of high vacuum rubber and silicone grease.

Thermal cracking of 1,1-dichloroethane produces vinyl chloride at 400-500 deg C and about 1500 psi.

1,1-Dichloroethane ... is usually used as an intermediate in the production of vinyl chloride and of 1,1,1-trichloroethane by thermal chlorination or photochlorination.

... primarily used as a feedstock for the production of 1,1,1-trichloroethane.

Extraction solvent, fumigant

Vinylchloride; chlorinated solvent intermediate; coupling agent in antiknock gasoline; paint, varnish, and finish remover; metal degreasing; organic synthesis; ore flotation.

MEDICATION /Former use/

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