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CH3CCl3, a synthetic organic compound that has been used as a substitute for earlier solvents that contributed to air pollution. Methyl chloroform is now known to cause destruction to stratospheric ozone and is scheduled to be phased out by the year 2005.

[Applied and Environmental Microbiology; v60; 3329-3335; 1994.] [The Green Encyclopedia; Irene Franck, David Brownstone; page 192; 1992; Prentice Hall: New York.]

Source: Atmospheric Chemistry Glossary