1,1,2-Trichloroethane

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1,1,2-Trichloroethane
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Chemical name 1,1,2-Trichloroethane
Other names 1,1,2-TCA
vinyl trichloride
beta-trichloroethane
Chemical formula C2H3Cl3
Molecular mass 133.40 g/mol
CAS number [79-00-5]
Density 1.435 g/cm³
Melting point -37 °C
Boiling point 110-115 °C
SMILES ClC(Cl)CCl
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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.

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.

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