Hs code 29032300

Tetrachloroethylene is a volatile chlorinated organic hydrocarbon that is widely used as a solvent with the chemical formula C2Cl4. It is non-flammable liquid at room temperature, evaporates easily into the air and has a sharp sweet odour


Tetrachloroethylene, also known under the systematic name tetrachloroethene, or perchloroethylene, and many other names, is a chlorocarbon with the formula Cl?C=CCl?. It is a colorless liquid widely used for dry cleaning of fabrics, hence it is sometimes called "dry-cleaning fluid". 

Formula: C2Cl4
IUPAC ID: Tetrachloroethene
Boiling point: 121.1 °C
Density: 1.62 g/cm³
Molar mass: 165.83 g/mol
Soluble in: Water

Uses of Tetrachloroethylene 

Tetrachloroethylene is used primarily as a cleaning solvent and as a chemical
precursor for fluorocarbons.

It is an anthelmintic used chiefly in the treatment of hookworm infestation.

Used in transformers, paint removers, inks, adhesive formulations, paper coatings and leather treatments as an insulating fluid and cooling gas in aerosol formulations.

Used commercially important chlorinated hydrocarbon solvent and chemical intermediate in the production of chlorofluorocarbons