Formula or abbreviation C2H2Cl4
CAS Number 79-34-5
Main sources Industry and commerce
Uses Primary and intermediary product in the chemical industry (in the manufacture of other chlorinated hydrocarbons), paint stripping, in the manufacture of films and printed circuit boards, solvents, especially for paints and dyes.
Use greatly restricted due to its high toxicity
Properties Colourless liquid, smells like chloroform

Very toxic, suspected carcinogenic action, toxic to aquatic organisms

Notes Other names: acetylene tetrachloride, 1,1,2,2-TCA. R-130
Often as contaminant in other chlorinated hydrocarbons 
Thresolds (Annex 2 PRTR)
Air Water Soil
50 kg - -

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Last modification 10.04.2018

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