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  • noun organic chemistry Any chlorinated derivative of methane, but especially CH3Cl (methyl chloride) once used as a refrigerant


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  • After mixing the soil with perchlorate and heating it, they found that the gases produced were carbon dioxide and traces of chloromethane and dichloromethane - just like the gases released by the chemical reactions after the Viking landers heated the Martian soil more than three decades ago.

    BBC Ouch! Blog 2010

  • One of percholate's most important properties is that oxidizes materials around it when heated, creating compounds like chloromethane and dichloromethane.

    "MAIN" via Steve in Google Reader 2010

  • Similarly, chloromethane levels are 0. 03mL per liter and 0. 3mL per liter respectively.

    Taipei Times 2010

  • Three of the samples tested positive for chloromethane, a heavily flammable toxic chemical, while traces of toluene and arsenic were also found.

    Taipei Times 2010

  • The remarks came after officials from the Tainan branch of the non-profit Taiwan Environmental Protection Union (TEPU) said on Monday that according to a previously unpublished investigation undertaken by the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA), underground water from four of twelve wells in areas surrounding Wushantou Reservoir (烏山頭水庫) tested positive for chemicals ranging from chloromethane to arsenic, citing documents obtained by the organization.

    Taipei Times 2010

  • Chemicals included acetone, the active ingredient in paint thinner and nail-polish remover; limonene, a molecule with a citrus scent; as well as acetaldehyde, chloromethane and Local News 2009

  • [28]) [28] P chlorophenol + NAD (P) + + H2 O [28] S chloromethane +

    Recently Uploaded Slideshows 2009


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