Perchlorethylene (tetrachlorethylene) is an organic compound that is stable at temperatures up to 500 В° C in the absence of a catalyst, moisture and oxygen.
The drug is classified as a moderately hazardous substance (class III) ... Tetrachlorethylene is a colorless liquid with a pungent characteristic etheric odor.
Perchlorethylene is used as an inert solvent that is capable of dissolving a significant amount of organic substances (in this capacity it is most often used in dry cleaning of clothes in dry cleaners).
Tetrachlorethylene is used as a universal agent for degreasing metal surfaces in mechanical engineering, in the field of instrumentation (for example, for degreasing surfaces, including metal, for washing industrial devices), in the textile industry (for example, when dressing leather and fur) and the woodworking industry, in the production of freons and various active dyes.
It is used as a universal solvent for processing photopolymer printed circuit boards, and also in the production of needles for disposable syringes in the medical industry, perchlorethylene is used in the form of one of the constituents intended for washing off paints; as an intermediate (a substance that is formed intermediate in the process of converting reagents into final reaction products) in the production of freons, as an intermediate in the reaction for obtaining trichloroacetic acid, perchlorethylene is used as an extracting agent in the removal of caffeine from coffee.< table >