This post is a summary of the Carbon tetrachloride price developments since 2017. The price developments are expressed as a price index in US$ prices converted at current FX rates, which are the FX rates applicable at the time the price was valid. Carbon tetrachloride price index developments are calculated from multiple separate sources of data to ensure statistical accuracy.

 

Carbon tetrachloride price index

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What is carbon tetrachloride

Carbon tetrachloride, also known as tetrachloromethane, is a chemical compound with the formula CCl4. It is a colorless, nonflammable liquid that is used as a solvent and a refrigerant. Carbon tetrachloride is produced by the chlorination of methane, a process that involves the reaction of methane with chlorine gas.

 

What is carbon tetrachloride used for

Carbon tetrachloride has a variety of uses, including

Solvent

Carbon tetrachloride is used as a solvent for a wide range of substances, including fats, oils, and waxes. It is also used as a solvent in the production of insecticides and pesticides.

Refrigerant

Carbon tetrachloride is used as a refrigerant in some refrigeration systems.

Other uses

Carbon tetrachloride is also used in the production of other chemicals, such as fire retardants and foam blowing agents, and it is used as a solvent in the production of rubber and plastics.

 

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