CAS RN: 67-66-3

Major Uses

For chloroform (USEPA/OPP Pesticide Code: 020701) there are 0 labels match. /SRP: Not registered for current use in the U.S., but approved pesticide uses may change periodically and so federal, state and local authorities must be consulted for currently approved uses./
Chloroform is now used primarily in the manufacture of HCFC-22, monochlorodifluoromethane, a refrigerant and as a raw material for polytetrafluoroethylene plastics.
In the manufacture of fluorocarbon-22. As a solvent for fats, oils, rubber, alkaloids, waxes, gutta-percha, resins; as cleansing agent; in fire extinguishers to lower the freezing temp of carbon tetrachloride; in the rubber industry.
Chloroform is still used to a limited extent as an extractant for pharmaceutical products. Due to its toxicological properties, its use as an inhalatory anaesthetic is no longer significant. Small amounts are employed in the synthesis of orthoformic esters.
Registered for use in usa as insecticidal fumigant on stored barley, corn, oats, popcorn, rice, rye, sorghum & wheat /SRP: Formerly registered/
Medication (vet)
Fluorocarbon plastics, solvent, analytical chemistry, fumigant, insecticides
As a solvent for coating compositions of urea or melamine resins and for preparations of lubricant additives and plasticizers; surface-active agents; lubricant additives, rubber chemicals, flotation agents, antifoam agent; flavoring agent; reaction medium for hydrogen pyroxide production; defoamer.
Chloroform's main use is in HCFC-22 production, and this accounts for 90-95% of its use in the European Union ... Although use of HCFC-22 in refrigerant applications is decreasing, increasing use of HCFC-22 as the feedstock for fluoropolymers such as polytetrafluoroethylene means that demand for chloroform has remained relatively constant.
Chloroform is used primarily in the production of chlorodifluoromethane (hydrochlorofluorocarbon 22 or HCFC-22) used as a refrigerant for home air conditioners or large supermarket freezers and in the production of fluoropolymers. It has also been used as a solvent, a heat-transfer medium in fire extinguishers, and an intermediate in the preparation of dyes and pesticides. Its use as an anesthetic has been discontinued. Chloroform is still used as a local anesthetic and solvent in certain dental endodontic surgery procedures.
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