An organic compound which is colorless, sweet smelling and can also help in making person unconscious is known as chloroform. In scientific term it is signified as chci3 as denoting the chemical formula of this chemical which thus is very much utilized in chemistry. Chloroform is considered as multitude of natural sources which is both biogenic and biotic. Chloroform is derived from brown seaweeds, red seaweeds and green seaweeds which are used on major note for manufacturing this chemical chloroform. Chloroform is used as solvent, reagent in organic synthesis, an anesthetic purpose.
Chloroform is used in the solvent laboratories as because it is relatively less reactive and also is miscible with most organic liquids as it is conveniently volatile. Chloroform is highly used in the pharmaceutical industry for the production of dyes and pesticides and is very much considered as an effective solvent for alkaloids which is in the base from and thus plant material is commonly extracted with chloroform. Chloroform reacts with the sodium hydroxide which is in the presence of a phase transfer catalyst. Chloroform is used for killing maggots in wounds which are considered as veterinary use. Chloroform was once administered by the inhalation process to produce anesthesia which is given to relieve pain.
Effects of chloroform are very much hazardous as it can damage kidney and liver, is skin is exposed to chloroform it gets prone to irritation and form sores. Inhaling chloroform should be very much avoided as it appears in the trace amounts of chlorinated water. Chloroform is extensively used for solvents in dye and also in various medical, perfume and pharmaceutical industry. It also acts as a reagent in organic synthesis which is very much used in the veterinary. Chloroform chemical is very much harmful as it can make person unconscious and can make him in an unstable situation where is neither in sleep nor awake middle of these both things.