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437581 Sigma-Aldrich

Chloroform

ACS reagent, ≥99.8%, contains 0.5-1.0% ethanol as stabilizer

Synonym: Methylidyne trichloride, Trichloromethane

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Properties

Related Categories ACS Grade, ACS Grade Solvents, ACS and Reagent Grade Solvents, Chloroform, PVC Coated Bottles,
grade   ACS reagent
vapor density   4.1 (vs air)
vapor pressure   160 mmHg ( 20 °C)
InChI Key   HEDRZPFGACZZDS-UHFFFAOYSA-N
assay   ≥99.8%
contains   0.5-1.0% ethanol as stabilizer
packaging   PVC-coated bottle of 4x4 L
evapn. residue   ≤0.001%
color   APHA: ≤10
refractive index   n20/D 1.445(lit.)
bp   60.5-61.5 °C(lit.)
  60.5-61.5 °C
mp   −63 °C(lit.)
density   1.492 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)
cation traces   Pb: ≤0.05 ppm

Description

Packaging

4×4 L in PVC-coated bottle

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.
• As a reference compound to detect the presence of chloroform in tobacco smokes.
• As an extractant in solvent extraction process.

General description

Chloroform is a colorless, volatile chlorinated organic solvent whose vapors have narcotic effect. It is susceptible to degradation with time which can be suppressed by adding ethanol as a stabilizer. Since ethanol is added in higher concentration it leads to increase in polarity which may have a potential influence on some of the applications.

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UN 1888 6.1 / PGIII
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Certificate of Origin

Protocols & Articles

Articles

Fluorescence Quenching Microscopy: Imaging Two-Dimensional Materials

Alane Lim and Jiaxing Huang* Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208, USA *Email: jiaxing-huang@northwestern.edu
Keywords: Chemical vapor deposition, Deposition, Diffraction, Materials Science, Microscopy, Optical microscopy, Scanning electron microscopy, Solvents, Spectroscopy, Spin coating

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Properties of Solvents Table

a. Gant, R., LC/GC 10(7), 515 (1992) 1. At 20 °C 2. At 20 °C +/- 5 °C relative to water at 4 °C 3. At 10mmHg pressure 4. At l=589.32nm
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