A colorless volatile liquid, CHCl3, having an ethereal odor and a sweetish taste, formed by treating alcohol with chlorine and an alkali. It is a powerful solvent of wax, resin, etc., and is extensively used to produce anæsthesia in surgical operations; also externally, to alleviate pain.
A liquid whose vapour acts as an anaesthetic and produces unconsciousness
Chloroform, which is produced mainly by the chlorination of methane, is used as an intermediate in the production of refrigerants, agrochemicals and fluoropolymers. It is no longer used as an anaesthetic.
A clear, colorless liquid with a characteristic odor. Chloroform was one of the earliest general anesthetics but this use was abandoned due to toxic effects. Now it is widely used as a solvent in the production of lacquer, pharmaceuticals, fluorocarbons, and plastics.
CAS Number: 67-66-3. A colorless, volatile, heavy, toxic liquid with an ether odor used as a solvent or as a veterinary anesthetic. Chemical formula = CHCl3. Molecular weight = 119.38 g/mol. Learn More...
A colorless volatile liquid used as a medical anesthetic gas.
a volatile liquid haloform (CHCl3); formerly used as an anesthetic; "chloroform was the first inhalation anesthetic"
anesthetize with chloroform; "Doctors used to put people under by chloroforming them"
a hazardous compound and environmental pollutant. MW = 119. Over 150,000 tons/year produced in United States; by-product from chlorinating drinking water; by-product for reductive carbon tetrachloride degradation. U.S. Regulatory limit is 100 parts per billion.
Also known as trichloromethane. A clear, colorless, heavy, and very volatile liquid with a characteristic sweet odor. It is an irritant to the skin and eyes and may also be a carcinogenic. Not miscible with water, forming a separate layer on the bottom. Miscible with alcohol. Shipped in bottles, tins, or drums; stainless steel for very high-purity products. Used in industry as a solvent for fats, oils, rubber, alkaloids, waxes, and resins. Used extensively as a solvent in the rubber industry; used to make the refrigerant Fluorocarbon-22. In illicit heroin production, it can be used as a solvent in the synthesis of heroin.
A volatile organic compound formed as a byproduct of chlorination of natural waters. One of several compounds referred to as trihalomethanes. See disinfection byproducts.
CHCl3, a colorless liquid that evaporates easily into the air. The compound is released into the air by direct and indirect sources and breaks down in the lower atmosphere into carbon dioxide, phosgene (carbonic dichloride), and hydrogen chloride. The degradation occurs in the troposphere by the reaction of the compound with hydroxyl radicals.
Chloroform is a nonflammable, volatile liquid that was the first inhalation anesthetic to be discovered. It is a dangerous drug which can cause hypotension, myocardial and respiratory depression, cardiogenic shock, ventricular fibrillation, coma, and death if improper dosage is used. Delayed poisoning, even weeks after apparently complete recovery, can occur and serious vision or eye damage is frequently reported.
A substance used as an intermediate in the production of refrigerants, agrochemicals and fluoropolymers, produced mainly by the chlorination of methane. It is no longer used as an anaesthetic.
Trichloromethane, CHCl3; halocarbon that was formerly in widespread use as an anesthetic. Due to its relatively low emission rate and short lifetime, it reaches only low levels in the atmosphere.
Chloroform, also known as trichloromethane and methyl trichloride, is a chemical compound with formula CHCl3. It does not support combustion in air, although it will burn when mixed with more flammable substances. It is a member of a subset of environmental pollutants known as trihalomethanes, a by-product of chlorination of drinking water and a long-standing health concern.