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Trichloroethane, trichloroethylene, and perchloroethylene.
Poisoning and drug overdose, 5th edition. Benowitz NL, Blanc PD, eds. San Francisco, CA: The McGraw-Hill Companies 2006 Sep; :360-362
Trichloroethane and trichloroethylene are widely used solvents that are ingredients in many products, including typewriter correction fluid ("white-out"), color film cleaners, insecticides, spot removers, fabric-cleaning solutions, adhesives, and paint removers. They are used extensively in industry as degreasers. Trichloroethane is available in two isomeric forms, 1,1,2- and 1,1,1-, with the latter (also known as methyl chloroform) being the more common. Tetrachloroethylene (perchloroethylene) is another related solvent that is used widely in the dry cleaning industry.
Tetrachloroethylene; 1,1,1-Trichloroethane; 1,1,2-Trichloroethane; Trichloroethylene; Perchloroethylene
127-18-4; 71-55-6; 79-00-5; 79-01-6
Poisoning and drug overdose, 5th edition
University of California, Berkeley
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