Used as feedstock to Produce HCFC 22
Chloroform is a colorless, neutral liquid, heavier than water and of characteristic sweetish odor.
It is completely miscible with almost any solvents but only sparingly with water and shows excellent solvency power to most organic chemicals and materials.
Chloroform is non-inflammable and its vapors form no explosive mixtures with air. Chloroform DAB grade is conform to the German Pharmacopoeia (DAB 9) and the British Pharmacopoeia (BP)
Chloroform is restricted by European regulations as
- an intermediate (raw material in chemicals synthesis)
- a special solvent in industrial processes or in laboratories only
Chloroform is mainly used as feedstock for the production of HCFC 22 (R 22), which is used as feedstock for refrigerants (HFO’s) and for fluoropolymers (PTFE and derivatives). Further on Chloroform is used as feedstock for methyl- and ethyl orthoformate, as solvent in the industrial synthesis of pharmaceuticals and chemicals as well as for extraction purposes, and as a laboratory solvent.
Chloroform technical grade stabilized with 10 and 50 ppm amylene or 0.2 % wt ethanol; other stabilization on request.