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Tetrachloroethylene

EC / List no.: 204-825-9

CAS no.: 127-18-4

Mol. formula: C2Cl4

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GHS08: Serious Health Hazard GHS09: Hazardous to the Environment

Warning! According to the harmonised classification and labelling (CLP00) approved by the European Union, this substance is toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects and is suspected of causing cancer.

  • C

Possibly Carcinogenic

This substance is manufactured and/or imported in the European Economic Area in 100 000 - 1 000 000 tonnes per year.

This substance is used by professional workers (widespread uses), in formulation or re-packing, at industrial sites and in manufacturing.

This substance is used by professional workers (widespread uses), in formulation or re-packing, at industrial sites and in manufacturing.

Consumer Uses

ECHA has no public registered data indicating whether or in which chemical products the substance might be used. ECHA has no public registered data on the routes by which this substance is most likely to be released to the environment.

Article service life

ECHA has no public registered data on the routes by which this substance is most likely to be released to the environment. ECHA has no public registered data indicating whether or into which articles the substance might have been processed.

Widespread uses by professional workers

This substance is used in the following products: washing & cleaning products.
ECHA has no public registered data on the types of manufacture using this substance. Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: of substances in closed systems with minimal release.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: indoor use as processing aid and outdoor use as processing aid.

Formulation or re-packing

This substance is used in the following products: metal surface treatment products, heat transfer fluids, washing & cleaning products and extraction agents.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: formulation of mixtures.

Uses at industrial sites

This substance is used in the following products: heat transfer fluids and washing & cleaning products.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: chemicals and fabricated metal products.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: in processing aids at industrial sites, of substances in closed systems with minimal release and as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates).

Manufacture

Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: manufacturing of the substance.

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