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* Common synonyms includes: chloroform, methane trichloride, methyl trichloride, etc..
 
* Common synonyms includes: chloroform, methane trichloride, methyl trichloride, etc..
 
== Use ==
 
== Use ==
* Refrigerant, organic reagent for DNA synthesis (forming a cyclopropane derivative), and anesthetic (as a Potassium (K+) channel enhancer. Thus, breathing hazardous levels of chloroform may be hazardous to people taking Potassium channel blockers (PCBs) as medicamentation for birth control, leading to a condition known as hyperkalemia.) [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chloroform#Uses Ref]
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* Refrigerant, organic reagent for DNA synthesis (forming a cyclopropane derivative), and common anesthetic...
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== Safety ==
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* As a Potassium (K+) channel inducer: Breathing elevated levels of chloroform (>0.6ppm) may be hazardous to people taking Potassium channel blockers (PCBs) as medicamentation for birth control, leading to a physiological condition known as hyperkalemia. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chloroform#Uses Ref]
  
 
== Toxicity review of chloroform ==  
 
== Toxicity review of chloroform ==  

Revision as of 02:02, 7 February 2013

Identification

  • Molecular Formula : CHCl3
  • Common synonyms includes: chloroform, methane trichloride, methyl trichloride, etc..

Use

  • Refrigerant, organic reagent for DNA synthesis (forming a cyclopropane derivative), and common anesthetic...

Safety

  • As a Potassium (K+) channel inducer: Breathing elevated levels of chloroform (>0.6ppm) may be hazardous to people taking Potassium channel blockers (PCBs) as medicamentation for birth control, leading to a physiological condition known as hyperkalemia. Ref

Toxicity review of chloroform

  • "Based on its gas-phase reactivity with hydroxyl radicals, chloroform has an atmospheric lifetime estimated to range from 150 to 230 days." 1

See also

  • Potassium channel blockers