1,1,1 - Trichloroethane - Environmental Health Criteria 136

United Nations Environment Programme ; World Health Organization ; International Labour Organisation (1992)

1,1,1-Trichloroethane is a chlorinated hydrocarbon which is manufactured from vinyl chloride or vinylidene chloride by chlorination. The world production was approximately 680 000 tonnes in 1988. It is a colourless, volatile liquid with a characteristic odour, and its vapour is more dense than air. It is mainly used in metal degreasing and as a solvent in many industrial and consumer products, including adhesives, spot removers, and aerosol cans. It is also a chemical intermediate.

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