Analytes - trichloroethene

trichloroethene (trichloroethylene): CAS No. 79-01-6, C2HCl3, molecular weight 131.39, boiling point 87.2°C, density 1.46gm/mL, vapor pressure 69mm Hg at 25°C, non flammable, autoignition temperature 420°C, slightly water soluble is a colorless liquid used in fluorocarbon production and as a metal cleaning and degreasing solvent. It is most frequently measured in water, air, oil and soil to comply with environmental regulations. Due to its volatility, it is most often measured using GC/PID, FID, ELCD and GC/MS methods specified by regulatory agencies like the U.S. EPA.