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Testing Status of Halogenated ethanes CS (1,1,1-Trichloroethane) M960084


CASRN: 71-55-6

Formula: C2-H3-Cl3

Synonyms/Common Names

  • Methyl chloroform
  • 1,1,1-Trichloroethane (Halogenated ethanes CS)

Known Uses

Solvent; intermediate for vinylidene chloride; ingredient in cosmetics, aerosols, and adhesives. Associated with tobacco: reported either as a natural component of tobacco, pyrolysis product (in tobacco smoke), or additive for one or more types of tobacco products.

Chemical Properties

Toxicity Effects (HSDB)

Short-Term Toxicity

  • 3 weeks (Gavage)  (C04626D)  Completed 
    • Rats: F344/N
    • Dose: MALE RATS 0, 0.62, 1.24 MMOL/KG/DAY; 5/GROUP.