ATSDR - Toxic Substances - 1,1,2-Trichloroethane
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1,1,2-Trichloroethane

CAS ID #: 79-00-5

Affected Organ Systems: Hepatic (Liver), Neurological (Nervous System)

Cancer Classification: None

Chemical Classification: Volatile organic compounds

Summary: 1,1,2-Trichloroethane is a colorless, sweet-smelling liquid. It does not burn easily, can be dissolved in water, and evaporates easily. It is used as a solvent (a chemical that dissolves other substances) and as an intermediate in the production of the chemical, 1,1-dichloroethane. 1,1,2-Trichloroethane is sometimes present as an impurity in other chemicals, and it may be formed when another chemical breaks down in the environment under conditions where there is no air.

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