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.
all CoOL documents]
Timestamp: Saturday, 19-Nov-2011 13:18:41 PST
Retrieved: Monday, 20-May-2013 12:30:49 GMT