• George W. Ware
Part of the Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology book series (RECT, volume 106)


1,1-Dichloroethylene (DCE), also known as vinylidene chloride, DC, 1,1-DCE, and 1,1-dichloroethene, has been used as a chemical intermediate and in the manufacture of poly vinylidene copolymers. Polymers of DCE and vinyl chloride are used as food wrap (CEH 1983). DCE is a synthetic chemical with no known natural sources (USEPA 1983). Approximately 200 million lb (0.908 million kg) of DCE were produced in 1980 (USITC 1982). Its structure and properties are shown in Table 1.


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  • George W. Ware
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  1. 1.College of Agriculture, University of ArizonaTusconUSA

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