CAS RN:79-34-5

Major Uses

For 1,1,2,2-tetrachloroethane (USEPA/OPP Pesticide Code: 078601) there are 0 labels match. /SRP: Not registered for current use in the U.S., but approved pesticide uses may change periodically and so federal, state and local authorities must be consulted for currently approved uses./
Nonflammable solvent for fats, oils, waxes, resins, cellulose acetate, rubber, copal, phosphorus, sulfur. As solvent in certain types of Friedel-Crafts reactions or phthalic anhydride condensations. In the manufacture of paint, varnish, and rust removers. In soil sterilization and weed killer and insecticide formulations. In the determination of theobromine in cacao. As immersion fluid in crystallography. In the biological laboratory to produce pathological changes in gastrointestinal tract, liver and kidneys. Intermediate in the manufacture of trichloroethylene and other chlorinated hydrocarbons having two carbon atoms.
... Cleansing and degreasing metals; ... paint removers, ... lacquers, photographic film; ...alcohol denaturant ... .
Chemical intermediate for trichloroethylene and tetrachloroethylene; chemical intermediate for 1,2- and 1,1-dichloroethylene; solvent eg, for polyesters and extractions; moth-proofing agent for textiles.
Bleach manufacturing
Used in cement, lacquers; in manufacture of artificial silk, and artificial pearls. Recently, it has also been used in the estimation of water content in tobacco and many drugs, and as a solvent for chromium chloride impregnation of furs.
1,1,2,2-Tetrachloroethane is almost always used as an intermediate in the production of trichloroethylene. Although it has a high solvency (e.g., as solvent for the production of chlorinated polystyrene), it is very rarely used as a solvent because of its high toxicity.
The only significant use of 1,1,2,2-tetrachloroethane is as a feedstock in the manufacture of trichloroethylene, tetrachloroethylene and 1,2-dichloroethylene.
Inert pesticide ingredient, Approved for Nonfood Use Only
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