|Molar mass||167.85 g mol-1|
-44 °C, 229 K, -47 °F
146.5 °C, 420 K, 296 °F
|Solubility in water||1 g/350 mL|
|Except where noted otherwise, data are given for|
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
Infobox disclaimer and references
It was once widely used as a solvent and as an intermediate in the industrial production of trichloroethylene, tetrachloroethylene, and 1,2-dichloroethylene. However, 1,1,2,2-tetrachloroethane is no longer used much in the United States due to concerns about its toxicity.
Chronic inhalation exposure in humans results in jaundice and an enlarged liver, headaches, tremors, dizziness, numbness, and drowsiness and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a Group C possible human carcinogen.
- Merck Index, 11th Edition, 9125.
- Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). Toxicological Profile for 1,1,2,2-Tetrachloroethane (Update). U.S. Public Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Atlanta, GA. 1996.
- Tetrachloroethane at U.S. EPA