• George W. Ware
Part of the Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology book series (RECT, volume 106)


Tetrachloroethylene is also known as PCE, perchloroethylene, 1,1,2,2-tetrachloroethylene, and Perc. It is used as a solvent for many organic substances, in dry cleaning processes, as a metal degreaser, as an intermediate in the synthesis of certain fluorocarbons, and in the textile industry (Fuller 1976). For the structure and properties of tetrachloroethylene, see Table 1.


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  • George W. Ware
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  1. 1.College of AgricultureUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA

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