Chloroform

CAS #: 67-66-3

Synonyms: Trichlomethane; Formyl Trichloride; Methane Trichloride; Trichloroform; Trichloromethane

Uses: Fluorocarbon plastics, solvent, analytical chemistry, fumigant, insecticides.

Hazard: Toxic by inhalation; anesthetic; prolonged inhalation or ingestion may be fatal. TLV: 10 ppm in air, 50mg/m3 of air. OSHA PEL: 50ppm for 10 minutes. A carcinogen. It has been prohibited by FDA from use in drugs, cosmetics, and food packaging, including cough medicines, toothpastes, etc. Nonflammable. Will burn on prolonged exposure to flame or high temperature.