Tetrachloroethylene

Perchloroethylene, ethylene tetrachloride, tetrachloroethylene, Nema, tetracap, Tetropil, Perclene, Ankilostin, didakene, Perk, Antisol 1, carbon bichloride, Dilatin PT, Dow-per, Perchlor, Percosolve, Persec, Tetlen, Tetraleno, Tetralex, Tetravec, Tetroguer, PCE

How to detect Tetrachloroethylene

Formula: C2Cl4 | CAS: 127-18-4

Synonyms: Perchloroethylene, ethylene tetrachloride, tetrachloroethylene, Nema, tetracap, Tetropil, Perclene, Ankilostin, didakene, Perk, Antisol 1, carbon bichloride, Dilatin PT, Dow-per, Perchlor, Percosolve, Persec, Tetlen, Tetraleno, Tetralex, Tetravec, Tetroguer, PCE

Tetrachloroethylene is the primary solvent used in dry cleaning. It is also used as a degreasing agent and as an insulating fluid.

Specification

Specification Value/Information
Formula C2Cl4
CAS no. 127-18-4
Gas Response Factor, 11.7 eV 0.4
Gas Response Factor, 10.6 eV 0.6
Gas Response Factor, 10.0 eV 0.7
ppm per mg/m⁻³, (20 °C, 1 bar) 0.145
Molecular Weight, g/mole 166.0
Melting point, °C -22
Boiling point, °C 121
Flash point, °C 45
Specification Value/Information
Lower Explosive Limit, % -
Density, g.cm⁻³ 1.623
Ionisation Energy, eV 9.326
EH40 TWA, ppm 50
EH40 TWA, mg.m⁻³ 345
EH40 STEL, ppm 100
EH40 STEL, mg.m⁻³ 689
NIOSH IDLH, ppm 150
OSHA TWA PEL, ppm 100

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