What is 1,2-Dichloroethane?

1,2-Dichloroethane

1,2-dichloroethane is acclimated to accomplish vinyl chloride, and chlorinated solvents (trichloroethane, trichloroethylene, perchloroethylene, and vinylidene). The solvents are acclimated to abolish grease, resins, cement and dirt. It is acclimated as a bread-and-butter in the accomplish of polystyrene and SBR latex. It is added to leaded petrol as an anti-knock compound.
As a acceptable arctic aprotic solvent, 1,2-dichloroethane could be acclimated as degreaser and acrylic remover but is now banned from use due to its toxicity and carcinogenity. As a advantageous 'building block' reagent, it is acclimated as an average in the assembly of assorted amoebic compounds such as ethylenediamine. In the class it is occasionally acclimated as a antecedent of chlorine, with abolishment of ethene and chloride.
Via several steps, 1,2-dichloroethane is a forerunner to 1,1,1-trichloroethane, which is acclimated in dry cleaning. Historically, 1,2-dichloroethane was acclimated as an anti-knock accretion in leaded fuels.