hexachloroethane

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hexachloroethane

[hek-suh-klawr-oh-eth-eyn, -klohr-]
noun
a colorless crystalline compound, C 2 Cl 6 , with a camphorlike odor, soluble in alcohol and ether, insoluble in water: used in organic synthesis and pyrotechnics, as a retarding agent in fermentation, and as a solvent.
Also called carbon hexachloride, perchloroethane.


Origin:
1895–1900; hexa- + chloroethane

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hexachloroethane or hexachlorethane (ˌhɛksəˌklɔːrəʊˈɛθeɪn)
 
n
a colourless crystalline insoluble compound with a camphor-like odour: used in pyrotechnics and explosives. Formula: C2Cl6
 
hexachlorethane or hexachlorethane
 
n

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Binding of hexachloroethane to biological macromolecules from rat and mouse organs.
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