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(2N) 99% Carbon Chloride
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(3N) 99.9% Carbon Chloride
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(4N) 99.99% Carbon Chloride
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(5N) 99.999% Carbon Chloride
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Carbon Chloride Properties (Theoretical)

Compound Formula CCl4
Molecular Weight 153.82
Appearance Colorless liquid
Melting Point -22.92° C (-9.256° F)
Boiling Point N/A
Density 1.594 g/cm3
Solubility in H2O N/A
Exact Mass 153.872
Monoisotopic Mass 151.8725

Carbon Chloride Health & Safety Information

Signal Word Danger
Hazard Statements H301 + H311 + H331 - H317 - H351 - H372 - H412
Hazard Codes T,N
Precautionary Statements P201 - P202 - P260 - P264 - P270 - P271 - P272 - P273 - P280 - P301 + P310 - P302 + P352 - P304 + P340 - P308 + P313 - P322 - P330 - P333 + P313 - P361 - P363 - P403 + P233 - P405 - P501
Flash Point does not flash
Risk Codes 23/24/25-40-48/23-52/53-59
Safety Statements 23-36/37-45-59-61
RTECS Number FG4900000
Transport Information UN 1846 6.1/PG 2
WGK Germany 3
GHS Pictograms

About Carbon Chloride

Chloride IonCarbon Chloride is an excellent water soluble crystalline Carbon source for uses compatible with chlorides. Chloride compounds can conduct electricity when fused or dissolved in water. Chloride materials can be decomposed by electrolysis to chlorine gas and the metal. They are formed through various chlorination processes whereby at least one chlorine anion (Cl-) is covalently bonded to the relevant metal or cation. Ultra high purity and proprietary formulations can be prepared. The chloride ion controls fluid equilibrium and pH levels in metabolic systems. They can form either inorganic or organic compounds. Carbon Chloride is generally immediately available in most volumes. High purity, submicron and nanopowder forms may be considered. American Elements produces to many standard grades when applicable, including Mil Spec (military grade); ACS, Reagent and Technical Grade; Food, Agricultural and Pharmaceutical Grade; Optical Grade, USP and EP/BP (European Pharmacopoeia/British Pharmacopoeia) and follows applicable ASTM testing standards. Typical and custom packaging is available. Additional technical, research and safety (MSDS) information is available as is a Reference Calculator for converting relevant units of measurement.

Carbon Chloride Synonyms

Tetrachloromethane, Vermoestricid, Benzinoform, Necatorina, Tetrafinol, Tetraform, Flukoids, Tetrasol, Carbona

Chemical Identifiers

Linear Formula CCl4
MDL Number MFCD00000785
EC No. 200-262-8
Beilstein/Reaxys No. 1098295
Pubchem CID 5943
IUPAC Name tetrachloromethane
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/CCl4/c2-1(3,4)5

Packaging Specifications

Typical bulk packaging includes palletized plastic 5 gallon/25 kg. pails, fiber and steel drums to 1 ton super sacks in full container (FCL) or truck load (T/L) quantities. Research and sample quantities and hygroscopic, oxidizing or other air sensitive materials may be packaged under argon or vacuum. Shipping documentation includes a Certificate of Analysis and Safety Data Sheet (SDS). Solutions are packaged in polypropylene, plastic or glass jars up to palletized 440 gallon liquid totes, and 36,000 lb. tanker trucks.

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See more Carbon products. Carbon (atomic symbol: C, atomic number: 6) is a Block P, Group 14, Period 2 element. Carbon Bohr ModelThe number of electrons in each of Carbon's shells is 2, 4 and its electron configuration is [He]2s2 2p2. In its elemental form, carbon can take various physical forms (known as allotropes) based on the type of bonds between carbon atoms; the most well known allotropes are diamond, graphite, amorphous carbon, glassy carbon, and nanostructured forms such as carbon nanotubes, fullerenes, and nanofibers . Carbon is at the same time one of the softest (as graphite) and hardest (as diamond) materials found in nature. It is the 15th most abundant element in the Earth's crust, and the fourth most abundant element (by mass) in the universe after hydrogen, helium, and oxygen. Carbon was discovered by the Egyptians and Sumerians circa 3750 BC. It was first recognized as an element by Antoine Lavoisier in 1789.


Chlorine is a Block P, Group 17, Period 3 element. Its electron configuration is [Ne]3s23p5. The chlorine atom has a covalent radius of 102±4 pm and its Van der Waals radius is 175 pm. Chlorine ModelIn its elemental form, chlorine is a yellow-green gas. Chlorine is the second lightest halogen after fluorine. It has the third highest electronegativity and the highest electron affinity of all elements, making it a strong oxidizing agent. It is rarely found by itself in nature. Chlorine was discovered and first isolated by Carl Wilhelm Scheele in 1774. It was first recognized as an element by Humphry Davy in 1808.

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