WHAT IS CHLORINE

Chlorine is a light, highly reactive gaseous element exhibiting a yellow-green color at room temperature. Although pure chlorine is too reactive to exist in its original state, various naturally occurring chlorine compounds are essential to human life. Chlorine gas is produced via the electrolysis of a sodium chloride solution, which yields a caustic soda known as sodium hydroxide along with hydrogen gas. Chlorine gas has numerous uses in our everyday lives. Its ability to destroy bacteria makes it valuable for disinfecting drinking water and keeping the water in swimming pools clean.

  • Synonyms: Chlorine, Cl2, Liquid Chlorine
  • INCI: Chlorine
  • Chemical formula: Cl2
  • CAS #: 7782-50-5
  • Hazard: • GHS04 - Compressed • GHS03 - Oxidizing • GHS06 - Toxic • GHS05 - Corrosive • GHS08 - Health Hazard

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Product Specifications

Characteristics
AppearanceGreen to Yellow Gas – Amber Liquid
OdorPungent Nauseating Odor
SolubilitiesWater Solubility is 0.7% @ 20 C
Boiling point-29.3°F (-34.1°C)
Freezing point-150°F (-101.1°C)
Molecular weight70.91 g/mol
Weight per gallon12.2554 lbs/gal
ClassAntimicrobial, Gas, Preservative

USES AND APPLICATIONS FOR CHLORINE

Chlorine uses include antimicrobial, bleach, chemical intermediate, disinfectant, odor control, oxidizer, pesticides, plastics, preservative, pulp & paper, pvc, sanitizers, swimming pool, textile bleaching, waste water treatment, water treatment.

  • Water treatment - A water treatment facility uses chlorine to disinfect drinking water, which removes bacteria and microbes.
  • Textile - A textile manufacturer uses chlorine to bleach products like clothes.
  • Chemical processing - A chemical plant uses chlorine as a reagent for chemical, plastic, and agrochemical applications.
  • Pharmaceutical - A medical manufacturer uses chlorine to produce hospital equipment, including IV bags. A pharmaceutical company uses chlorine to create medicine for treating cancer, pain, allergies, and more.
  • Others: Electronics, Mining, Consumer goods.

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Chlorine (Cl), also identified by Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) number 7782-50-5, is a light, highly reactive gaseous element exhibiting a yellow-green color at room temperature. Although pure chlorine is too reactive to exist in its original state, various naturally occurring chlorine compounds are essential to human life.

Chlorine gas is produced via the electrolysis of a sodium chloride solution, which yields a caustic soda known as sodium hydroxide along with hydrogen gas. Brenntag North America is a top chlorine gas distributor for industrial and manufacturing applications.

If you need to know where to buy chlorine gas in North America with the quality and quantity that meets your business’s needs, Brenntag North America is your one-stop solution. With 190 strategic locations throughout the United States and just-in-time delivery, we are fully prepared to ship chlorine gas to just about anywhere. We also support every product we sell with our industry-best expertise and customer-focus service. Contact us to learn more today!

Chlorine is available in Bulk, Cylinder, drums in variable quantities.

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