Tetrachloroethylene

Tetrachloroethylene (C2Cl4) is a colorless volatile liquid that is noncombustible and contains an ether-like odor. It is used as a solvent, drying agent for metals, and in the manufacturing process for other chemicals. Even though it is not flammable, we still recommend a secure chemical storage building or container that meets specific regulations for storing Tetrachloroethylene. That’s why we suggest one of the following: DRUMLoc, CHEMLoc

Tetrachloroethylene Storing Details

  • Flammable Details: Non-flammable
  • Storage Details: Keep separated from incompatible substances. Store and handle in accordance with all current regulations and standards. Store in compliant chemical storage building.
  • Compatible Details: Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents, alkali metals, aluminum, strong bases.
  • Description: Tetrachloroethylene, also known under the systematic name tetrachloroethene, or perchloroethylene, and many other names, is a chlorocarbon with the formula Cl2C=CCl2.
  • Classification: CLASS 6.1
  • Brand Name: n/a

Tetrachloroethylene Properties

Formula Density Boiling Point; IUPAC ID Molar Mass Soluble In Melting Point
C2Cl4 1.62 g/cm³ 25°F (121.°C) Tetrachloroethene 165.83 g/mol Water -19°C, 254 K, -2°F




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