Vinylidene Chloride - Environmental Health Criteria 100
Vinylidene chloride (C2H2Cl2) is a volatile, colourless liquid with a "sweet" odour. It is stabilized with p- methoxyphenol to prevent the formation of explosive peroxides. Vinylidene chloride is used for the production of 1,1,1-trichloroethane and to form modacrylic fibres and copolymers (with vinyl chloride or acrylonitrile). Gas chromatographic methods have been developed for the determination of vinylidene chloride in air, water, packaging films, body tissues, food, and soil. The most sensitive method of detection is by electron capture.
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