Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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ethylene dichloride

A colorless, toxic liquid (C 2 H 4 Cl 2 ), with an odor much like that of chloroform. It is prepared by the vapor- or liquid-phase reaction of ethylene and chlorine in the presence of a suitable catalyst. It finds some use as a solvent and is employed in the manufacture of vinyl chloride and in the fumigation of books.

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