carbon tetrachloride (Merck's) is much cheaper than "Carbona" and about equally as good.
carbon tetrachloride, as previously mentioned, reacts only very slowly with fluorine.
All the extinguishers of this type use a liquid which has carbon tetrachloride as a base.
A few liquids, one of which is carbon tetrachloride, react only very slowly with fluorine at the ordinary temperature.
The latter came when the efficiency of carbon tetrachloride as an extinguishing agent became known.
Extinguishers arranged to throw a stream of carbon tetrachloride are also on the market.
All use an extinguishing liquid with carbon tetrachloride as a base.
carbon tetrachloride n.
A poisonous, nonflammable, colorless liquid used in fire extinguishers and as a dry-cleaning fluid. Also called tetrachloromethane.
|carbon tetrachloride |
A colorless, nonflammable, poisonous liquid having a strong odor. It is used to make refrigerants, aerosol propellants, and pharmaceuticals. It is also used in petroleum refining and as a solvent. Until the mid-1960s, it was used as a cleaning fluid and in fire extinguishers. Chemical formula: CCl4.