Chart Description. This chart presents Trichloroethylene prices in several countries, as follows:
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About Trichloroethylene. Trichloroethylene (a.k.a. TCE) is a sweet smelling, colorless, volatile liquid and a powerful solvent for many substances. It is immiscible with water but miscible with many organic solvents. Trichloroethylene is used mainly as a degreaser for metal parts.
Chemical Formula. C2HCl3
Commercial Grades. USP grade; technical grade; high purity grade; electronic grade; metal degreasing grade; extraction grade
Uses. Trichloroethylene is mainly used in metal degreasing; as extraction solvent for oils, fats, waxes; solvent dyeing; dry-cleaning; refrigerant and heat-exchange liquid; fumigant; cleaning and drying electronic parts; diluent in paints and adhesives; textile processing; aerospace operations (flushing liquid oxygen); chain transfer agent (PVC)
- Ethylene dichloride + chlorine (chlorination)
- Ethylene dichloride + chlorine + oxygen (oxychlorination/dehydrochlorination)
- Acetylene + chlorine (addition/dehydrochlorination)
Derivatives. Trichloroethylene is used as raw material in the production of the following derivates: captafol; chloroacetic acid; and 1-chloro-2,2,2-trifluoroethane.
Methodology. The chemicals pricing data presented are, if not otherwise indicated, volume-weighted average transaction prices including contract and spot transactions in the locations specified. The information provided is obtained from gathering and refining of trade data officially reported for the respective countries (i.e., governmental agencies, institutions related to foreign trade and industry publications). For further details check our Chemicals Pricing Data Methodology.
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