Chloroform Latest Prices and Historical Series
Chart Description. This chart presents Chloroform prices in several countries, as follows:
About Chloroform. Chloroform (a.k.a. Trichloromethane) is an organic compound, in the organochlorides class, most specifically a halogenated aliphatic hydrocarbon. It is a colorless, volatile liquid, with a pleasant ethereal odor, miscible with most organic solvents, but only slightly soluble in water. Although chloroform is nonflammable, its hot vapor in combination with vaporized alcohol burns with a green tinged flame. Chloroform can be found naturally, produced by some species of seaweed and fungi. It was discovered in 1831 and industrial production began in 1900, in the US, making chloroform one of the first organic chemicals produced on a large scale in the United States. Trichloromethane is a very versatile compound, having a wide variety of uses in the chemical industry.
Chemical Formula. CHCl3
Commercial Grades. Technical grade; CP/ACS grade; reagent grade
Uses. Chloroform is used mainly as or in: solvent in a wide range of organic synthesis/reactions and processes; insecticides/pesticides; plastic production; analytical chemistry; fumigant; dyes; flavoring agent in pharmaceuticals
- Methane (or chloromethane) + chlorine (thermal chlorination)
- Methane + hydrogen chloride (oxychlorination)
Derivatives. Chloroform is used as raw material in the production of the following chemicals: bezafibrate; chlorodifluoromethane; ciprofibrate; clofibrate; dichlorofluoromethane; 4-(diethylamino)salicylaldehyde; fenofibrate; and trifluoromethane.
Methodology. The chemicals pricing data presented are, if not otherwise indicated, volume-weighted average transaction prices including contract and spot transactions in the locations specified. The information provided is obtained from gathering and refining of trade data officially reported for the respective countries (i.e., governmental agencies, institutions related to foreign trade and industry publications). For further details check our Chemicals Pricing Data Methodology.
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