Chloroform is an organic solvent that is not miscible with water. Chloroform is primarily used as a precursor to fluoropolymers (PTFE's like Teflon (TR)) and refrigerants(a declining market).
The primary use of chloroform is to make refrigerants, however, this market is declining due to environmental concerns. Other uses include fluoropolymers and to a smaller extent, laboratory reagents and pharmaceuticals.
Up Stream Materials/Building Blocks:
Natural Gas/Crude Oil
Co-products: Chloromethane, Dichloromethane (DCM) and Carbon Tetrachloride (Carbon Tet)
Down Stream Materials Consuming Chloroform/Trichloromethane: