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CAS Number: 56-23-5
Linear Formula: CCl4
Molecular Weight: 118.97
IUPAC Name: Carbon tetrachloride, Tetrachloromethane
Other Names: Benziform, Benzinoform, Carbon chloride, Carbon tet, Freon-10, Refrigerant-10, Halon-104, Methane tetrachloride, Methyl tetrachloride, Perchloromethane, Tetraform, Tetrasol
Carbon tetrachloride, also known by many other names (the most notable being tetrachloromethane, also recognized by the IUPAC, carbon tet in the cleaning industry, Halon-104 in firefighting, and Refrigerant-10 in HVACR) is an organic compound with the chemical formula CCl4. It was formerly widely used in fire extinguishers, as a precursor to refrigerants and as a cleaning agent.
It is a colourless liquid with a "sweet" smell that can be detected at low levels. It has practically no flammability at lower temperatures.