Carbon Tetrachloride

CAS #: 56-23-5

Synonyms: Tetrachloromethane; perchloromethane; carbon chloride; methane tetrachloride.

Uses: Refrigerants. Metal degreasing, agricultural fumigant, chlorinating organic compounds, production of semiconductors, solvent ( fats, oils, rubber, etc.)  Note: Not permittted in products intended for home use.

Hazard: Toxic by ingestion, inhalation, and skin absorbtion. Do not use to extinguish fire. Narcotic. A carcinogen (OSHA). TLV: 5 ppm in air. Decomposes to phosgene at high temperatures.