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Chlorine
Cl2
Liquid phase with min. wt% 99.5.
Manufacture of polyvinyl chloride (PVC), dichloromethane, propylene oxide, chloroprene, isocyanate, polycarbonate, chlorobenzenes, hydrazine, bleaching solutions, sulfur chlorides, phosphorus chlorides, water treatment.
Butadiene, chloroprene, propylene oxide, PVC, dichloromethane, polycarbonate, isocyanate.
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  • Sodium chloride (electrolysis)
  • Hydrogen chloride (electrolysis)
  • Hydrogen chloride (oxidation)
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Chlorine (a.k.a. Cl2) is a yellowish green gas or liquified gas with pungent and suffocating odor. It is readily liquified by pressure applied at room temperature. It is among the top ten commodity chemicals in terms of capacity in the United States and it is mostly produced together with caustic soda by electrolysis of aqueous sodium chloride. There are other processes that do not produce caustic soda as electrolysis of hydrogen chloride. It is highly toxic and is classified as a pulmonary irritant. Chlorine is used as ring chlorination reagent and as water disinfectant.
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Volume-weighted average transaction prices presented, reflect the average values practiced, including contract and spot transactions in the locations specified.
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Chart Description. This chart presents Chlorine prices in several countries, as follows:

  • United States: volume-weighted average import price, CIF, encompassing all commercial grades
  • Germany: volume-weighted average export price, FOB, from Jan 2007 to Jan 2016; volume-weighted average import price, CIF, from Feb 2016 to present
  • China: spot price, ex-works, encompassing all commercial grades
  • Philippines: volume-weighted average import price, CIF, encompassing all commercial grades
  • Brazil: volume-weighted average import price, CIF, encompassing all commercial grades (Note 1)
  • South Africa: volume-weighted average export price, FOB, encompassing all commercial grades (Note 1)

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Volume-weighted average transaction prices presented, reflect the average values practiced, including contract and spot transactions in the locations specified.

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About Chlorine. Chlorine (a.k.a. Cl2) is a yellowish green gas or liquified gas with pungent and suffocating odor. It is readily liquified by pressure applied at room temperature. It is among the top ten commodity chemicals in terms of capacity in the United States and it is mostly produced together with caustic soda by electrolysis of aqueous sodium chloride. There are other processes that do not produce caustic soda as electrolysis of hydrogen chloride. It is highly toxic and is classified as a pulmonary irritant. Chlorine is used as ring chlorination reagent and as water disinfectant.

Chemical Formula. Cl2

Commercial Grades. Liquid phase with min. wt% 99.5.

Uses. Manufacture of polyvinyl chloride (PVC), dichloromethane, propylene oxide, chloroprene, isocyanate, polycarbonate, chlorobenzenes, hydrazine, bleaching solutions, sulfur chlorides, phosphorus chlorides, water treatment.

Raw Materials & Production Processes.

  • Sodium chloride (electrolysis)
  • Hydrogen chloride (electrolysis)
  • Hydrogen chloride (oxidation)

To know more about Chlorine production processes, click here.

Derivatives. Butadiene, chloroprene, propylene oxide, PVC, dichloromethane, polycarbonate, isocyanate.

Methodology. The chemicals pricing data Intratec provides its customers with is obtained from the collection/refining of foreign trade data officially reported by the respective countries. Usually, such information is reported by governmental agencies and/or institutions related to foreign trade, or by statistical surveys conducted by countries/organizations. For further details about “Chemicals Pricing Data Methodology”, click here.

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