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  • Product Name: Tetrachloroethylene
  • Other Names: PCE
  • Cas No.: 127-18-4
  • Purity: 99.90%
  • MF: C2Cl4
  • Appearance: Clear, colorless liquid
  • Package: Drum
  • Certificate: ISO
  • Application: It is also known as perchloroethylene or “perc,” is a chemical compound commonly used as a solvent in various industrial applications
  • Sample: Available

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Tetrachloroethylene, also known as perchloroethylene, is an organic chemical that is widely used in dry cleaning and metal degreasing, as well as in the manufacture of other chemicals and consumer goods. It is a non-flammable liquid at room temperature. Volatile, with a pungent sweet taste. Many people can smell it when the air contains parts per million of tetrachloroethylene.

Product Parameter

Synonyms Perchloroethene, perchloroethylene, perc, PCE, dicarbon tetrachloride, carbon dichloride, carboneum dichloratum
Chemical Formula C2Cl4 CAS Number 127-18-4
Molar mass 165.82 g/mol UN number 1897
Appearance Clear, colorless liquid
Odor Strong and sweetish, chloroform-like
Density 1.622 g/cm3
Melting point −22.0 to −22.7 °C (−7.6 to −8.9 °F; 251.2 to 250.5 K)
Boiling point 121.1 °C (250.0 °F; 394.2 K)
Vapor pressure 14 mmHg (20 °C)
Refractive index n20/D 1.505(lit.)
Flash point Not flammable
Solubility water: soluble0.15g/L at 25°C
Solubility in water 0.15 g/L (25 °C)
Stability Stable. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents, alkali metals, aluminium, strong bases.
log P 2.53 at 20℃
Storage condition Store at +2°C to +25°C.



1. Dry cleaning: PCE is widely used in the dry cleaning industry. Due to its good solubility and cleaning performance, it can effectively remove oil stains and dirt on clothing, making clothing cleaner and neater. However, in recent years, due to environmental and health considerations, the dry cleaning machine industry is gradually turning to the use of more environmentally friendly alternatives.

2. Metal cleaning: The solubility of tetrachloroethylene makes it an important solvent in the metal cleaning industry. It can dissolve and remove grease, wax and dirt on the metal surface, and is used for cleaning industrial parts and metal products.

3. Chemical industry: chemical tetrachloroethylene also has certain applications in the chemical industry. It can be used as a solvent and intermediate in some chemical reactions for the preparation of other compounds, such as nitrides, coatings, resins, etc.

4. Pharmaceuticals and hygiene products: tetrachloroethylene is used as a raw material and solvent in some pharmaceuticals and hygiene products. For example, it can prepare intermediates for certain drugs, clean medical equipment, remove bacteria, etc.

Multiple uses of products

It use in Textile Industry,Dry Cleaning Industry,Chemical Manufacturing,Rubber Industry,