carbon tetrachloride


carbon tetrachloride
carbon tetrachloride n a colorless nonflammable toxic carcinogenic liquid CCl4 that has an odor resembling that of chloroform and is used as a solvent and a refrigerant called also tetrachloromethane

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a pungent volatile fluid used as a dry-cleaner. When inhaled or swallowed it may severely damage the heart, liver, and kidneys, causing cirrhosis and nephrosis, and it can also affect the optic nerve and other nerves. Treatment is by administration of oxygen. Formula: CCl4.

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a clear, colorless, volatile liquid, CCl4, used as a solvent in pharmaceutical preparations. Inhalation of its vapors can depress central nervous system activity and cause degeneration of the liver and kidneys. Called also perchlormethane and tetrachlormethane.

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