Chemical Name:  Trichloromethane
Synonyms:  Formyl trichloride, Freon-20, Khladon-20, Methane trichloride, R20 refrigerant, TCM
CAS No.:  67-66-3
EINECS No.:  200-663-8
H.S. Code:  2903.13.0000
EC INDEX No.:  602-006-00-4
Main applications: 
  • Feedstock for hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC-22) applied like refrigeration fluid in grocery stores, refrigerated transports, cold storage warehouses and for the production of fluorinated polymers (tetrafluoroethylene/TFE, fluorinated ethylene-propylene/FEP).
  • Extraction solvent for pharmaceuticals (antibiotics, hormones, vitamins, etc.).

Other applications:

  • Solvent in analytical laboratories.
  • Ingredient of pharmaceuticals, drugs, cosmetics, grain fumigants, dyes and pesticides.

Empirical Formula: CHCl3

Quality Data:

Appearance Transparent colorless liquid without mechanical impurities Visual
Purity, %, min.: 99,9 ASTM D 6806-02
Density at 20oC, g/cub. cm.: 1,473 - 1,491 Liquides density test method
Water content, %, max: 0,012 ASTM D 1364
Organochlorous impurities content, %, max: 0,025 M30-763-2003, GC
Non-volatile residue content, %, max: 0,001 Evaporation, 60 oC
Water content, %, max: 0,015 M30-669-2002, GC
Acids content as per HCL, %, max: 0,0014 Titration
Aldehydes as per acetic aldehyde, %, max: 0,0005 Visual and colorimetric test

Guaranteed storage life: 3 months from the date of manufacturing.

Packing: Van Leer drums 290±0,150 kgs net each, 80 drums per 20” sea container, 200 drums per wagon, iso-containers, railway tanks.

Transportation information:

  • Land transport: RID/ADR class: 6.1; DOT(USA) class : 6.1, PGII, Kemler code: 60, UN 1888, label: 6.1, shipping name: chloroform;
  • Sea transport: IMO/IMDG class: 6.1, PGIII, UN 1888, label: 6.1, EMS: 6.1-02, MFAG: 340, marine pollutant: no, shipping name: chloroform;
  • Air transport: ICAO/IATA class: 6.1, PG III, UN 1888, label : TOXIC, shipping name: chloroform.


  • Xn (Harmful) Symbol
  • R/S phrases: R22-38-40-48/20/22, S(-2)-36/37

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