Ethylene dichloride is primarily used to produce vinyl chloride. Inhalation exposure to this substance induces respiratory distress, nausea and vomiting and affects the central nervous system, liver and kidneys. It is mutagenic in animals and is reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen. 1, 2- Dichloroethane is a solvent used in food processing. The chemical compound 1, 2-dichloroethane, commonly known by its old name of ethylene dichloride (EDC), is a chlorinated hydrocarbon, mainly used to produce vinyl chloride monomer (VCM, chloroethene), the major precursor for PVC production. It is a colourless liquid with a chloroform-like odour. 1, 2-Dichloroethane is also used generally as an intermediate for other organic chemical compounds, and as a solvent. 1, 2-Dichloroethane belongs to the family of Organochlorides. These are organic compounds containing a chlorine atom.
- Molar mass
- 98.96 g/mol
- CAS Number
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