Agent Name

Tetrachloroethanes

CAS Number

25322-20-7

Formula

C2-H2-Cl4

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

TCA; Tetrachloroethane; Ethane, tetrachloro-; [ChemIDplus] UN1702

Category

Chlorinated Aliphatics

Description

Colorless liquid with a sweet odor like chloroform; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Used as a solvent, insecticide, and in paint removers; [CAMEO] Isomers are used to make other chlorinated organic compounds; [HSDB]

Comments

A skin, eye, and mucous membrane irritant; [CAMEO] See "1,1,2,2-Tetrachloroethane" and "1,1,1,2-Tetrachloroethane."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

13.3 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LCLo (rat) = 1,000 ppm/4hr

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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