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Carbon Tetrachloride

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(2N) 99% Carbon Tetrachloride
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(3N) 99.9% Carbon Tetrachloride
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(4N) 99.99% Carbon Tetrachloride
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(5N) 99.999% Carbon Tetrachloride
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Carbon Tetrachloride Properties (Theoretical)

Compound Formula CCl4
Molecular Weight 153.82
Appearance Colorless liquid
Melting Point -22.92° C (-9.256° F)
Boiling Point N/A
Density 1.594 g/cm3
Solubility in H2O N/A
Exact Mass 153.872
Monoisotopic Mass 151.8725

Carbon Tetrachloride Health & Safety Information

Signal Word Danger
Hazard Statements H301 + H311 + H331 - H317 - H351 - H372 - H412
Hazard Codes T,N
Precautionary Statements P201 - P202 - P260 - P264 - P270 - P271 - P272 - P273 - P280 - P301 + P310 - P302 + P352 - P304 + P340 - P308 + P313 - P322 - P330 - P333 + P313 - P361 - P363 - P403 + P233 - P405 - P501
Flash Point does not flash
Risk Codes 23/24/25-40-48/23-52/53-59
Safety Statements 23-36/37-45-59-61
RTECS Number FG4900000
Transport Information UN 1846 6.1/PG 2
WGK Germany 3
GHS Pictograms

About Carbon Tetrachloride

Tetrachloride IonCarbon Tetrachloride is generally immediately available in most volumes. High purity, submicron and nanopowder forms may be considered. American Elements produces to many standard grades when applicable, including Mil Spec (military grade); ACS, Reagent and Technical Grade; Food, Agricultural and Pharmaceutical Grade; Optical Grade, USP and EP/BP (European Pharmacopoeia/British Pharmacopoeia) and follows applicable ASTM testing standards. Typical and custom packaging is available. Additional technical, research and safety (MSDS) information is available as is a Reference Calculator for converting relevant units of measurement.

Carbon Tetrachloride Synonyms

Tetrachloromethane, Vermoestricid, Benzinoform, Necatorina, Tetrafinol, Tetraform, Flukoids, Tetrasol, Carbona

Chemical Identifiers

Linear Formula CCl4
MDL Number MFCD00000785
EC No. 200-262-8
Beilstein Registry No. 1098295
Pubchem CID 5943
IUPAC Name tetrachloromethane
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/CCl4/c2-1(3,4)5

Packaging Specifications

Typical bulk packaging includes palletized plastic 5 gallon/25 kg. pails, fiber and steel drums to 1 ton super sacks in full container (FCL) or truck load (T/L) quantities. Research and sample quantities and hygroscopic, oxidizing or other air sensitive materials may be packaged under argon or vacuum. Shipping documentation includes a Certificate of Analysis and Safety Data Sheet (SDS). Solutions are packaged in polypropylene, plastic or glass jars up to palletized 440 gallon liquid totes, and 36,000 lb. tanker trucks.

Related Elements

See more Carbon products. Carbon (atomic symbol: C, atomic number: 6) is a Block P, Group 14, Period 2 element. Carbon Bohr ModelThe number of electrons in each of Carbon's shells is 2, 4 and its electron configuration is [He] 2s2 2p2. In its elemental form, carbon's CAS number is 7440-44-0. Carbon is at the same time one of the softest (graphite) and hardest (diamond) materials found in nature. It is the 15th most abundant element in the Earth's crust, and the fourth most abundant element (by mass) in the universe after hydrogen, helium, and oxygen. Carbon was discovered by the Egyptians and Sumerians circa 3750 BC. It was first recognized as an element by Antoine Lavoisierby in 1789.

Chlorine is a Block P, Group 17, Period 3 element. Its electron configuration is [Ne]3s23p5. The chlorine atom has a covalent radius of 102±4 pm and its Van der Waals radius is 175 pm. In its elemental form, chlorine is a yellow-green gas. Chlorine is the second lightest halogen after fluorine. it has the third highest electronegativity and the highest electron affinity of all the elements making it a strong oxidizing agent. It is rarely found by itself in nature. Chlorine was discovered and first isolated by Carl Wilhelm Scheele in 1774. It was first recognized as an element by Humphry Davy in 1808.

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