trichloroethane

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Synonyms for trichloroethane

a heavy colorless highly toxic liquid used as a solvent to clean electronic components and for dry cleaning and as a fumigant

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All products made on or after May 15 must contain highly visible warning labels with the words: "WARNING: Manufactured with (or contains) Methyl Chloroform (or the name of the ODS), a substance which harms public health and environment by destroying ozone in the upper atmosphere.
Also being eliminated are three other sources of damage to the ozone: hydrobrominated fluorocarbons, methyl chloroform and carbon tetrachloride (They've all got to go by 1996, just like CFCs).
We stopped using CFCs in our foam production plants in 1989; we will stop producing and selling methyl chloroform for emissive uses by December 1995; and we have developed a new blowing agent process for our customers who produce polystyrene foam products.
Controlled substances that include chlorofluorocarbons, halons, methyl chloroform, and carbon tetralchloride.
Until recently, silicone dispersions of this type were made by using solvents such as Freon or methyl chloroform (1, 1, 1-trichloroethane) as carriers for the elastomer.
Causing ozone to be formed, VOCs include all organic compounds except methane, ethane, methylene chloride and methyl chloroform.
According to rules proposed by the EPA to meet the accelerated schedule, production of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), carbon tetrachloride and methyl chloroform will be halted in 1996, production of halons in 1994, and production of hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) will be phased out by 2030.
The inclusion of 1,1,1 trichloroethane or methyl chloroform on the list of substances to be regulated under the Montreal Protocol means that there will be a need in the engineering sector to seek an acceptable replacement for this widely used solvent in the next few years.
101-508), Congress added the following 12 chemicals to the list of chemicals subject to the ODC excise tax: carbon tetrachloride, methyl chloroform, CFC-13 CFC-111, CFC-112, CFC-211, CFC-212, CFC-213, CFC-214, CFC-215, CFC-216, and CFC-217.
Besides, hydro chlorofluorocarbons, chlorofluorocarbons, carbon tetrachloride, and methyl chloroform are important human-produced ozone-depleting gases that have been used in many applications including refrigeration, air conditioning, foam blowing, cleaning of electronics components and as solvents.