Trichloroethylene is a good solvent for a variety of organic materials.
Trichloroethylene is a type of chlorinated hydrocarbon compound, existing in a liquid, non-flammable state. It is used primarily as an industrial type of solvent. It is particularly effective in removing grease from metal parts. Also can be used as a dry cleaning agent and stain remover.Its use as a degreaser made TCE quite popular in the manufacturing industry. Trichloroethylene was once the primary solvent used to clean the insides of kerosene-powered internal combustion engines such as those found on jet aircraft. Rocket engines that could be used more than once were often cleaned with this solvent.