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C2432

Sigma-Aldrich

Chloroform

contains 100-200 ppm amylenes as stabilizer, ≥99.5%

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.04

Quality Level

vapor density

4.1 (vs air)

vapor pressure

160 mmHg ( 20 °C)

assay

≥99.5%

form

liquid

contains

100-200 ppm amylenes as stabilizer

technique(s)

RNA extraction: suitable

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.)

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. The product contains amylene as a stabilizer, since chloroform is susceptible to degradation with time. Amylene acts as a scavenger of free radicals formed during chloroform decomposition.

Application

Chloroform has been used for the isolation of RNA from mammalian tissue.

Packaging

25, 500 mL in glass bottle
1, 2.5 L in glass bottle

Pictograms

Skull and crossbonesHealth hazard

Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Classifications

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

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