Carbon tetrachloride

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Carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) is a compound consisting of one carbon atom and four chlorine atoms.

Carbon tetrachloride was widely used as a raw material in many industrial uses, including the production of Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), and as a solvent. Its solvent use largely ended when it was discovered to be carcinogenic. It is also used as a catalyst to deliver chlorine ions to certain processes. It is suspected of depleting the ozone layer.