carbon tetrachloride


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n carbon tetrachloride a colorless nonflammable liquid used as a solvent for fats and oils; because of its toxicity its use as a cleaning fluid or fire extinguisher has declined
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In literature:

Carbon tetrachloride (Merck's) is much cheaper than "Carbona" and about equally as good.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
When passed through a red-hot tube with chlorine it yields carbon tetrachloride and sulphur chloride (H. Kolbe).
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 3" by Various
The same fact was observed in 1858 by Hofmann, who used the tetrachloride of carbon as an oxidizing agent.
"Coal" by Raphael Meldola
Hofmann in 1858 from aniline and carbon tetrachloride.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 3" by Various
Extinguishers arranged to throw a stream of carbon tetrachloride are also on the market.
"Foods and Household Management" by Helen Kinne

In news:

Acute carbon tetrachloride poisoning in 19 patients was confirmed by means of laboratory analysis of blood specimens.
The whole-blood carbon tetrachloride concentrations ranged from 0.1-31.5 mg/l.