Carbon tetrachloride (CCI4)

Carbon tetrachloride (CCI4),

Definition of Carbon tetrachloride (CCI4):

  1. A colourless toxic volatile liquid used as a solvent, especially for fats and oils.

  2. Narcotic and toxic solvent classified as Class-B2 carcinogen by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). A member of the chlorinated-solvents group, it has a high (1.2) ozone depletion potential and, when burnt, decomposes into phosgene (carbon chloride) an extremely poisonous gas. Used in textile dry-cleaning, metal cleaning, and as a feedstock material, its manufacture and applications are strictly regulated, specially in developed countries.

How to use Carbon tetrachloride (CCI4) in a sentence?

  1. Specific petrochemicals implicated in one study included benzene, toluene, styrene, hexane, carbon tetrachloride, chloroform, methanol, and vinyl chloride.
  2. If you are dealing with any substance that has carbon tetrachloride you must make sure that you are aware of how to work with it.
  3. In order to reduce depletion of the ozone layer, dry cleaning companies should find an alternative to carbon tetrachloride to use in their cleaning processes.
  4. Because of the dangers of carbon tetrachloride the plant has decided to hire a qualified team to find safer cleansers.

Meaning of Carbon tetrachloride (CCI4) & Carbon tetrachloride (CCI4) Definition