Properties: colorless, transparent, non-combustible fluid liquid with chloroform - like smell; soluble in many organic solvents.
Physical state and appearance: Liquid.
Odor: Not available.
Taste: Not available.
Molecular Weight: 131.39 g/mole
Color: Clear Colorless.
pH (1% soln/water): Not available.
Boiling Point: 86.7°C (188.1°F)
Melting Point: -87.1°C (-124.8°F)
Critical Temperature: Not available.
Specific Gravity: 1.4649 (Water = 1)
Vapor Pressure: 58 mm of Hg (@ 20°C)
Vapor Density: 4.53 (Air = 1)
Volatility: Not available.
Odor Threshold: 20 ppm
Water/Oil Dist. Coeff.: The product is equally soluble in oil and water; log(oil/water) = 0
Ionicity (in Water): Not available.
Dispersion Properties: See solubility in water, methanol, diethyl ether, acetone.
Solubility:Easily soluble in methanol, diethyl ether, acetone. Very slightly soluble in cold water.
Trichloroethylene (TCE) is a nonflammable, colorless liquid with a somewhat sweet odor and a sweet, burning taste. It is used mainly as a solvent to remove greaase from metal parts, but it is also an ingredient in adhesives, paint removers, typewriter correction fluids, and spot removers.
Use: In the manufacture of Dichloroacetyl chloride, bis(2,3,3,3-tetrachloropropyl) ether, hexachloroethane, Perchloroethylene and HFC-134a; in the degreasing of wool textiles; also used as solvent, extractant and emulsifier.