Definitions for "Trichloroethane"
A stable, low boiling-point colorless liquid, toxic if inhaled. Used as a solvent or metal decreasing agent, and in other industrial applications.
Usually refers to 1,1,1-trichloroethane, sometimes called methyl chloroform. Once a common ingredient in aerosol sprays, adhesives, spot removers, electrical parts cleaners, and automotive products, TCA has been phased out under the Montreal Accord, an international agreement on protecting the ozone layer. Acute toxicity is only moderate, but chronic exposure can cause birth defects. A serious and frequent groundwater pollutant and an ozone depleting chemical. Moderate skin and severe eye irritant Can cause cardiac sensitization. Neurotoxic. Reproductive effects. Used in some spot removers and art products.
colorless liquid with mild chloroform-like odor. Because it is four times heavier than air, vapors tend to collect in low spaces. Corrosive to aluminum. Repeated dermal exposure may result in skin irritation. Central nervous system depressant. Cardiac sensitizer. The 1,1,1- isomer is also a Class 1 ozone depleter (like CFCs) being phased out under the Clean Air Act. Uses: Solvent, degreaser, spotting fluid, drain cleaner; formerly used as an aerosol propellant.
Keywords:  trichloroethene, mcl
285 05/1983 Trichloroethene 2.4 06/1998 ND MCL