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1,1,2-Trichloroethane



1,1,2-Trichloroethane
IUPAC name 1,1,2-Trichloroethane
Other names 1,1,2-TCA
vinyl trichloride
beta-trichloroethane
Identifiers
CAS number 79-00-5
SMILES ClC(Cl)CCl
Properties
Molecular formula C2H3Cl3
Molar mass 133.40 g/mol
Density 1.435 g/cm³
Melting point

-37 °C

Boiling point

110-115 °C

Hazards
NFPA 704
1
3
0
 
Related Compounds
Related compounds 1,1,1-Trichloroethane; Trichloroethylene
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)

Infobox disclaimer and references

1,1,2-Trichloroethane, or 1,1,2-TCA, is an organochloride solvent with the molecular formula C2H3Cl3. It is a colorless, sweet-smelling liquid that does not dissolve in water, but is soluble in most organic solvents.

Additional recommended knowledge

It is used as a solvent and as an intermediate in the synthesis of 1,1-dichloroethane.

1,1,2-TCA is a central nervous system depressant and inhalation of vapors may cause dizziness, drowsiness, headache, nausea, shortness of breath, unconsciousness, or cancer.

References

     
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