Agent Name

Trichloroethane, all isomers

CAS Number

25323-89-1

Formula

C2-H3-Cl3

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

Trichloroethane; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Chlorinated Aliphatics

Description

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

Sources/Uses

1,1,1-trichloroethane: Used for vapor degreasing; for cleaning electrical equipment, motors, electronic components and instruments, missile hardware, paint masks, photographic film, printed circuit boards, and various metal and certain plastics components during manufacture; 1,1,2-trichloroethane: Used as intermediate for vinylidine chloride; as a solvent and component of adhesives; [HSDB]

Comments

An eye, nose, and throat irritant; Can cause CNS depression; [HSDB] See "1,1,1-Trichloroethane" and "1,1,2-Trichloroethane."

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

Odor threshold = 100 ppm; [HSDB]

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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