Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

 Previous item  Up One Level Next item

ethylene dichloride

A colorless, toxic liquid (C 2 H 4 Cl 2 ), with an odor much like that of chloroform. It is prepared by the vapor- or liquid-phase reaction of ethylene and chlorine in the presence of a suitable catalyst. It finds some use as a solvent and is employed in the manufacture of vinyl chloride and in the fumigation of books.




[Search all CoOL documents]


URL: http://cool.conservation-us.org/don/dt/dt1217.html
Timestamp: Saturday, 19-Nov-2011 13:18:41 PST
Retrieved: Tuesday, 21-Nov-2017 19:10:40 GMT