National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program
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Testing Status of Halogenated ethanes CS (1,1,2,2-Tetrachloroethane) - M960086

 

CASRN: 79-34-5

Formula: C2-H2-Cl4

Synonyms/Common Names

  • Acetylenetetrachloride
  • 1,1,2,2-Tetrachloroethane (Halogenated ethanes CS)

Known Uses

Solvent; soil sterilization; herbicides; insecticides; paints; varnish; metal cleaners and degreasers. 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)  (C03554D)  Report Complete 
    • TOX-45 (NIH Number: 96-3935)  (Tox Peer Review 08/00/1995A )
      Renal Toxicity Studies of Selected Halogenated Ethanes Administered by Gavage to F344/N Rats
    • Rats: F344/N
    • Dose: MALE RATS 0, 0.62, 1.24 MMOL/KG/DAY; 5/GRP.
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