Chloroform Price Trends

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Procurement Resource provides prices of Chloroform for several regions around the globe, which are as follows:

  • North America
  • South America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East
  • Africa

About:

Chloroform is basically a colourless, volatile, liquid derivative of trichloromethane with an ether-like odour. Earlier it was utilised as an inhaled anaesthetic during surgery, but the primary use of chloroform today is in industries, where it is widely utilised as a solvent. It is majorly produced as a precursor to PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene). It is one of the four chloromethanes and a trihalomethane. It is a powerful anaesthetic and sedative when inhaled or ingested.

Chemical Formula of Chloroform

  • CHCl3    

Synonyms:

  • 67-66-3 
  • Trichloromethane
  • Methane Trichloride
  • TCM
  • Freon 20
  • Refrigerant-20

Molecular Weight

  • 119.37g/mol  

Industrial Uses

  • Solvents
  • Reagent
  • Functional fluids
  • Fluorinated refrigerants and fluorinated resins
  • Intermediates
  • Extraction and purification of antibiotics
  • Laboratory chemicals

Production Process

  • Production of Chloroform via Heating and Distillation

In order to produce Chloroform, a mixture of chlorine and either chloromethane or methane is heated, which produces a free radical halogenation at 400–500 °C, transforming the precursors to more chlorinated compounds. Further, as Chloroform undergoes chlorination to produce carbon tetrachloride, this process finally produces a mixture of four chloromethanes (chloromethane, dichloromethane, chloroform, and carbon tetrachloride), and thus, Chloroform is finally separated via distillation. 

Supplier Database:    

  • PJSC Khimprom
  • Merck KGaA 
  • Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd
  • Alfa Aesar, Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.

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Methodology

The displayed pricing data is derived through weighted average purchase price, including contract and spot transactions at the specified locations unless otherwise stated. The information provided comes from the compilation and processing of commercial data officially reported for each nation (i.e. government agencies, external trade bodies, and industry publications).

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