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  1. 1,1,1-Trichloroethane

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1592

    GENERAL INFORMATION 1,1,1-Trichloroethane is an organic liquid with a chloroform-like odor. It is largely used as a solvent removing grease from machined metal products, in textile processing and dyeing and in aerosols. The major source of 1,1,1-trichloro ...

  2. 1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1591

    GENERAL INFORMATION 1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene is an aromatic, colorless organic liquid. The greatest use of 1,2,4-trichlorobenzene is primarily as a dye carriet. It is also used to make herbicides and other organic chemicals; as a solvent; in wood preservati ...

  3. Tetrachloroethylene (aka Perchlorethylene, Perchloroethylene, PERC)

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1590

    GENERAL INFORMATION Tetrachloroethylene is a colorless organic liquid with a mild, chloroform-like odor. The greatest use of tetrachloroethylene is in the textile industry, and as a component of aerosol dry-cleaning products. The major source of tetrachlo ...

  4. Styrene

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1589

    GENERAL INFORMATION Styrene is an oily organic liquid with an aromatic, almost floral odor. Initially, styrene was used primarily in the synthetic rubber industry, but it is currently used as a building block for polymers in making plastics, resins, coati ...

  5. 1,2-Dichloropropane

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1587

    GENERAL INFORMATION 1,2-Dichloropropane is a colorless flammable liquid with a chloroform-like odor. It does not occur naturally in the environment. It is used to make other organic chemicals. It is also used in making lead free gasoline, paper coating, s ...

  6. cis-1,2-Dichloroethylene (aka 1,2-DCE; 1,2-Dichloroethene; 1,2-dichloroethylene)

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1584

    GENERAL INFORMATION cis-1,2-Dichloroethylene is an odorless organic liquid that has two slightly different forms, a "cis" form and a "trans" form. Both the cis and trans forms — usually as a mixture — are used as a solvent for waxes an ...

  7. trans-1,2-Dichloroethylene (aka 1,2-DCE; 1,2-Dichloroethene; 1,2-dichloroethylene)

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1585

    GENERAL INFORMATION trans-1,2-Dichloroethylene is an odorless organic liquid that has two slightly different forms, a "cis" form and a "trans" form. Both the cis and trans forms-- usually as a mixture-- are used as a solvent for waxes ...

  8. Dichloromethane (aka Methylene chloride)

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1586

    GENERAL INFORMATION Dichloromethane, also known as DCM and methylene chloride, is a volatile organic and colorless liquid chemical with a sweet, pleasant odor like chloroform. The greatest use of DCM is as a paint remover. Other uses include: solvent and ...

  9. 1,1-Dichloroethylene (aka 1,1-DCE; 1,1-Dichloroethene; Vinylidene dichloride)

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1583

    GENERAL INFORMATION 1,1-Dichloroethylene is an organic liquid with a mild, sweet, chloroform-like odor. Virtually all 1,1-dichloroethylene is used in making adhesives, synthetic fibers, refrigerants, food packaging and coating resins such as the saran typ ...

  10. PCBs (Polychlorinated biphenyls- aka Aroclor, Arochlor)

    https://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/node/1572

    GENERAL INFORMATION Polychlorinated biphenyls are a group of organic chemicals which can be odorless or mildly aromatic solids or oily liquids. Polychlorinated biphenyls were formerly used in the United States as hydraulic fluids, plasticizers, adhesives, ...

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