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Carbon tetrachloride
A chlorocarbon solvent with a high ODP (about 1.1) used primarily as a base material for the production of other chemicals. It is also considered toxic and is a probable human carcinogen (classified as a B2 carcinogen by US EPA). Its use is strictly regulated in most countries.  
A positively charged ion.  
A common designation for the most popular CFC solvent, 1,1,2-trichloro-1,2,2-trifluoroethane, with an ODP of approximately 0.8.  
An isomer of CFC-113; 1,1,1-trichloro-2,2,2-trifluoroethane.  
Chelation is the solubilization of a metal salt by forming a chemical complex or sequestering. One way of doing this is with ethylenediaminetetra-acetic acid (EDTA) salts, which have a multidentate spiral ligand form that can surround metallic and other ions.  
An organic chemical composed of chlorine and carbon, e.g., carbon tetrachloride.  
An organic chemical composed of chlorine, fluorine, and carbon atoms, usually characterized by high stability contributing to a high ODP.  
Chronic toxicity
The long-term toxicity of a product in small, repeated doses. Chronic toxicity can often take many years to determine.  
The removal of soil or unwanted matter from a surface to which it clings.  
Closed cup (CC)
A method used to determine the flashpoint of a liquid or volatile solid.  
Chemical oxygen demand, a test that measures the potential capacity for a microorganism to react with oxygen.  
A substance that remains suspended in a solution or fails to settle out of solution.  
A resin combined with another material such as glass fiber in such a way that the resulting product has improved physical properties.  
To cause to become viscous or thickened into a coherent mass.  
Conformal coating
A protective material applied in a thin, uniform layer to all surfaces of a printed wiring assembly including components.  
CAS number
A number assigned by the Chemical Abstracts Service that uniquely identifies a chemical substance.  

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