Chemical Formula: Cl2
Molecular Weight: 70.914
Amber colour liquid with pungent and irritating odor. It is 1-5 times
heavier than water with 6.7kgs/cm2 vapour pressure at 200C and 20kg/cm2
vapour pressure at 700C. The maximum solubility in water is 1.0%.
% by volume
Chlorine is used in the purification of drinking water. As bleaching
agent in pulp, paper and textile industries. As raw material/intermediate
chemical in the manufacture of PVC plastics, paraffin waxes, synthetic
rubbers, pesticides/insecticides, inorganic chemicals, organic chemicals,
Avoid contact with chlorine as it is extremely, irritating
to mucous membrane and respiratory tract. If inhaled in large concentration,
lung tissues are affected resulting in pulmonary edema. Use
gas mask or self contained breathing apparatus. Use proper means
for loading and unloading cylinders. Protect the valve from getting
Avoid exposure to water, heat and sun.