ethyl chloride

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a colorless flammable gas used as a local surface anesthetic

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The chloroethane used in leaded gasoline, but banned in Canada since 1980, disappeared from the traffic source.
Henry's law constants and infintite dilution activity coefficients of propane, propene, butane, 2-methylpropane, 1-butene, 2-methylpropene, trans-2-butene, cis-2-butene, 1,3-butadiene, dimethyl ether, chloroethane, and 1,1-difluoroethane in 2-propen-l-ol.
The survey identified "recognised" cancer-causing agents, such as lead, chloroethane and vinyl bromide, as well as those suspected of triggering the disease.
Summary: Most used types of coating solvents available in the market include xylene and toluene, ethylene dichloride, chloroethane, acetone, alcohols, and ethyl acetate.
The TCA1 bacterium thrives in the presence of TCA, and it metabolizes the pollutant into chloroethane, which is relatively easily remediated by aerobic soil microbes.