1,1-Dichloroethane is a clear, colorless liquid with chloroform-like smell. It is miscible with most organic solvents and practically insoluble in water.
1,1-Dichloroethane is manufactured chlorination of ethyl chloride;
1,1-Dichloroethane is applied:
as an intermediate in the manufacture of 1,1,1-trichloroethane and other chemical products and drugs;
as a solvent for plastics, oils and fats, as a degreaser, as an extracting agent;
in cementing of rubber;
as a fumigant in insecticide sprays, in halon fire extinguishers;
in surgery as an inhalational anesthetic;