1,1,2,2-Tetrachloroethane

CAS RN:79-34-5

Decomposition

Poisonous gases, including phosgene, chlorine, and hydrogen chloride are produced in fire.

When exposed to air, it degrades slowly to trichloroethylene and traces of phosgene.

In presence of moisture the compound gradually decomposed with evolution of hydrochloric acid.

When exposed to ultraviolet radiation, tetrachloroethane decomp to form ... 2,2-dichloroacetyl chloride ... .

... When in contact with flame, incandescent material, or red hot metal surfaces, it decomp to form hydrochloric acid, carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide.

When heated to decomposition it emits toxic fumes of /hydrogen chloride/.

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