carbon tetrachloride (CCI4)

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Narcotic and toxic solvent classified as 'Class-B2' carcinogen by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). A member of the chlorinated-solvents group, it has a high (1.2) ozone depletion potential and, when burnt, decomposes into phosgene (carbon chloride) an extremely poisonous gas. Used in textile dry-cleaning, metal cleaning, and as a feedstock material, its manufacture and applications are strictly regulated, specially in developed countries.

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Because of the dangers of carbon tetrachloride the plant has decided to hire a qualified team to find safer cleansers.
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In order to reduce depletion of the ozone layer, dry cleaning companies should find an alternative to carbon tetrachloride to use in their cleaning processes.
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If you are dealing with any substance that has carbon tetrachloride you must make sure that you are aware of how to work with it.
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