Chloroform

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Chloromethanes

Chloroform is a colorless, neutral liquid, heavier than water and of characteristic sweetish odor. It is used as raw material for the production of HCFC 22 (R 22), which is used as refrigerant and precursor for fluoropolymers (PTFE and derivatives). Chloroform is supplied as technical grade, stabilized with 10-50 ppm amylene or 0.2 % w/w ethanol and as DAB grade, stabilized with 0.8 % w/w ethanol.

  • Product name

    Chloroform
  • Brand

    Nouryon
  • Chemical family

    Chloromethanes
  • CAS number

    67-66-3
  • Physical form

    Liquid
  • Regional availability

    Global
  • Chemical name

    Trichloromethane
  • Molecular Weight

    119.38
  • Applications

    Some of the main applications for Chloroform include (but are not limited to): Chemical laboratories, chemical (fluor polymer) and pharmaceutical industry, and refrigeration engineering. In the EU it is not allowed to use chloroform (and mixtures containing more than 0.1 % wt) by consumers, and in diffusive applications such as in surface cleaning and cleaning of fabrics. Use is allowed only in enclosed industrial units, and for scientific educational and laboratory purposes (cf. Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 (REACH), Annex XVII (entry chloroform)). National regulations may further restrict the placing on the market (see safety data sheet).

Market Segments

Industry

Functions

  • Chemical building block,
  • Solvent

Applications

  • Refigeration engineering,
  • Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industry,
  • Chemical laboratories,
  • Fluor polymer industry

Pharmaceutical

Functions

  • Chemical building block,
  • Solvent

Applications

  • Refigeration engineering,
  • Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industry,
  • Chemical laboratories,
  • Fluor polymer industry