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Carbon tetrachloride

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  1. also known by many other names (see Table) is the organic compound with the formula CCl4

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  2. a reagent in synthetic chemistry and was formerly widely used in fire extinguishers and as a precursor to refrigerants

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  3. Exposure to high concentrations of carbon tetrachloride (including vapor) can affect the central nervous system, degenerate the liver and kidneys and may result (after prolonged exposure) in coma and even death

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  4. a colorless liquid with a "sweet" smell that can be detected at low levels

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  5. Both carbon tetrachloride and tetrachloromethane are acceptable names under IUPAC nomenclature

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