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Chloroform

anhydrous, ≥99%, contains 0.5-1.0% ethanol as stabilizer

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

Quality Level

grade

anhydrous

vapor density

4.1 (vs air)

vapor pressure

160 mmHg ( 20 °C)

assay

≥99%

form

liquid

contains

0.5-1.0% ethanol as stabilizer

packaging

Sure/Seal of 1, 2 L
Sure/Seal of 100, 12x100 mL

impurities

<0.001% water
<0.005% water (100 mL pkg)

evapn. residue

<0.0003%

color

colorless

refractive index

n20/D 1.445 (lit.)

bp

60.5-61.5 °C (lit.)

mp

−63 °C (lit.)

density

1.48 g/mL at 25 °C
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 volatile chlorinated organic solvent whose vapors have a narcotic effect. Due to its light sensitivity, it may undergo degradation with time. This can be suppressed by adding ethanol as a stabilizer. The addition will increase the polarity of the solvent and potentially impact certain applications.

Application

Chloroform has been used as a solvent for dissolving lipids and also as a cleansing agent. It may also be used in solvent extraction process and also for recrystallization.

Packaging

1, 2 L in Sure/Seal™
100, 12×100 mL in Sure/Seal™

Legal Information

Sure/Seal is a trademark of Sigma-Aldrich Co. LLC

Pictograms

Skull and crossbonesHealth hazard

Signal Word

Danger

Target Organs

Central nervous system

RIDADR

UN 1888 6.1 / PGIII

WGK Germany

WGK 3

Flash Point(F)

does not flash

Flash Point(C)

does not flash

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

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