One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A colourless non-flammable volatile liquid, used as a solvent and cleaner.
Alternative name: 1,1,1-trichloroethane; chemical formula: CCl₃CH₃
- ‘The abuse of halon-containing fire extinguishers and correcting fluids containing 1,1, 1 - trichloroethane is now almost unheard of in the UK.’
- ‘Perchloroethylene or 1-1 - 1 trichloroethane solvents (in spot removers and carpet cleaners) can cause liver and kidney damage if ingested.’
- ‘Other halogenated compounds, such as trichloroacetic acid, trichloroethane, bromoform and iodoacetate, but not trifluoroacetate, will also react with the excited state indole chromophores in a similar reaction.’
- ‘Following are some of the compounds listed on product labels: petroleum distillates, mineral spirits, chlorinated solvents, carbon tetrachloride, methylene chloride, trichloroethane, toluene and formaldehyde.’
- ‘Pesticides such as dichloro diphenyl trichloroethane, dieldrin, and aldrin were dropped from planes like bombs.’
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