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Sigma-Aldrich

Chloroform

ACS reagent, ≥99.8%, contains amylenes as stabilizer

Synonym(s):
Methylidyne trichloride, Trichloromethane
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
CHCl3
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
119.38
Beilstein:
1731042
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.21

grade

ACS reagent

Quality Level

vapor density

4.1 (vs air)

vapor pressure

160 mmHg ( 20 °C)

assay

≥99.8%

form

liquid

contains

amylenes as stabilizer

packaging

PVC-coated bottle of 4x4 L

impurities

Acetone and aldehyde, passes test
Acid and chloride, passes test
Free chorine (Cl), passes test
<0.03% water

evapn. residue

<0.001%

color

APHA: ≤10

refractive index

n20/D 1.445 (lit.)

bp

60.5-61.5 °C (lit.)

mp

−63 °C (lit.)

density

1.492 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

cation traces

Pb: ≤0.05 ppm

SMILES string

ClC(Cl)Cl

InChI

1S/CHCl3/c2-1(3)4/h1H

InChI key

HEDRZPFGACZZDS-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

Chloroform is a colorless, volatile chlorinated organic solvent whose vapors have a narcotic effect. It is susceptible to degradation with time, which can be suppressed by adding amylene as a stabilizer. Amylene acts as a scavenger of free radicals formed by chloroform decomposition. This solvent meets ACS specifications and can be used for processes requiring strict quality conditions such as analytical testing.

Application

Chloroform may be used in the following processes:
  • Synthesis of colloidal hydrophobic CdSe core nanocrystals (quantum dots).
  • Preparing phospholipid solutions.
  • As a solvent in the photolysis reaction of ruthenium complexes.
  • Solvent for recrystallization.
  • Reference compound to detect the presence of chloroform in Tobacco smokes.
  • Extractant in solvent extraction process.

Packaging

4×4 L in PVC-coated bottle

Pictograms

Skull and crossbonesHealth hazard

Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 3 Inhalation - Acute Tox. 4 Oral - Aquatic Chronic 3 - Carc. 2 - Eye Irrit. 2 - Repr. 2 - Skin Irrit. 2 - STOT RE 1 - STOT SE 3

Target Organs

Central nervous system

Storage Class Code

6.1D - Non-combustible, acute toxic Cat.3 / toxic hazardous materials or hazardous materials causing chronic effects

WGK

WGK 3

Flash Point(F)

does not flash

Flash Point(C)

does not flash

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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