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Subject: Alternative to 1,1,1-trichloroethane

Alternative to 1,1,1-trichloroethane

From: Mark Vine <100436.3447>
Date: Monday, April 2, 2001
Many conservators in Europe and the US will be aware that
trichloroethylene and 1,1,1-trichloroethane are presently undergoing
reclassification specific to the role they play as probable human
carcinogens, attracting a R45 hazard rating notice in the European
Community (ie. substances which may cause cancer).

Because of the impending legislative changes in Europe and in the US
a number of chemical scientists got together to seek an alternative.

Leksol--a new multipurpose solvent system, namely n-Propyl Bromide
was borne as a result, providing a direct substitute for
Trichloroethylene, 111 Trichloroethane and other chlorinated

A clear, colourless liquid, Leksol is non flammable, produces zero
residues, is harmful by inhalation (good ventilation recommended)
and is classified as non-hazardous for transport purposes, most
importantly though it is not regarded as an ozone depleter.

Available to the conservation sector in special one litre units,
technical and material safety data information is available from:

    Conservation Resources (UK) Ltd
    +44 1865 747755
    Fax: +44 1865 747035

    Conservation Resources International LLC
    800 634 6932
    Fax: 703 321 0629

Mark Vine
Conservation Resources (UK)

                  Conservation DistList Instance 14:51
                  Distributed: Tuesday, April 3, 2001
                       Message Id: cdl-14-51-008
Received on Monday, 2 April, 2001

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