trichloroethene

CAS No. 79-01-6

Formula: C2HCl3
Basic Info

The chemical compound trichloroethylene (C 2HCl 3) is a halocarbon commonly used as an industrial solvent. It is a clear non-flammable liquid with a sweet smell. It should not be confused with the similar 1,1,1-trichloroethane, which is commonly known as chlorothene.
The IUPAC name is trichloroethene. Industrial abbreviations include TCE, trichlor, Trike, Tricky and tri. It has been sold under a variety of trade names. Under the trade names Trimar and Trilene, trichloroethylene was used as a volatile anesthetic and as an inhaled obstetrical analgesic in millions of patients.

Formula
C2HCl3
Molecular Weight
131.388
Exact Mass
129.914
LogP
2.5017
PSA
0
Synonyms

Trichloroethylene

Ethene, trichloro-

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Properties
Appearance & Physical State
colorless transparent flow liquid, with chloroform-like odor.
Density
1.462
Boiling Point
87ºC
Melting Point
-86ºC
Flash Point
12.1ºC
Refractive Index
1.476-1.478
Water Solubility
Slightly soluble. 0.11 g/100 mL
Stability
Stable. Incompatible with oxidizing agents, aluminium, magnesium, strong bases, reducing agents. Light-sensitive. Reacts violently with many metals, ozone, potassium nitrate, potassium hydroxide, sodium hydroxide.
Storage Condition
0-6ºC
Vapor Density
4.5 (vs air)
Vapor Pressure
61 mm Hg ( 20 °C)
Safety Info
RTECS
KX4550000
Safety Statements
S45-S53-S61
WGK Germany
3
Risk Statements
R36/38; R45; R52/53; R67
HS Code
2903220000
RIDADR
UN 1710
Hazard Class
6.1
Packing Group
III
Caution Statement
P201; P261; P273; P281; P305 + P351 + P338; P308 + P313
Hazard Codes
Spectrum
NMR Spectrum 1H NMR : parameter in CDCl3
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IR Spectrum IR : CCl4 solution
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Mass Spectrum Mass
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Raman Spectrum Raman : 4880 A,150M,liquid
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