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Chlorine and Derivatives 

Chlorine

Chlorine is one of the most abundant naturally occurring chemical elements. Its unique reactive properties allow it to bond with other chemical elements to form substances that are used in, or for, the manufacture of thousands of everyday products. Chlorine plays a role in more than 50 percent of all commercial chemistry.

To be used in manufacturing, chlorine must first be separated, via electrolysis, from the other elements with which it is combined. In this process an electrical current passes through salt water and splits apart the positive sodium and negative chloride ions to form molecular chlorine gas. The chlorine gas is dried, chilled and pressurized or converted to liquid for storage or shipping.

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Liquid Chlorine

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Liquid Chlorine (Pesticide)

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Chlorinated Organics

OxyChem's chlorinated organics have a wide range of applications for both specialty and industrial products. In the specialty chemical industry, they are used as feedstocks for a variety of chemicals such as quaternary ammonium compounds and polymers. In industrial applications, chlorinated organics are useful solvents because they are remarkably stable, non-corrosive to most metals, and generally have low rates of evaporation and low vapor pressures.

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Methyl Chloride

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Methyl Chloride

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Methylene Chloride

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Methylene Chloride - Aerosol Grade

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Methylene Chloride - Decaffeination Grade

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Methylene Chloride - Degreasing Grade

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Methylene Chloride - Special Grade

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Methylene Chloride - Technical Grade

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Chloroform

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Chloroform – Fluorocarbon Grade

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Chloroform – Alcohol Stabilized Grade (formerly NF)

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Chloroform – Technical Grade

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Carbon Tetrachloride

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Carbon Tetrachloride

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Perchloroethylene

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Perchloroethylene - Industrial Grade

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Perchloroethylene - Isomerization Grade

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Perchloroethylene - Technical Grade

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Perchloroethylene - Vapor Degreasing Grade

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Perchloroethylene - Fluorocarbon (PTAP) Grade

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Ethylene Dichloride

Ethylene dichloride (EDC) is primarily used in the production of vinyl chloride monomer, the precursor to polyvinyl chloride (PVC). It is produced by reacting chlorine or anhydrous hydrochloric acid with ethylene. Other applications include solvent, fumigant, degreaser, paint remover, and chemical intermediate for other organic compounds.

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Ethylene Dichloride –  Technical Grade (Geismar)

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Ethylene Dichloride - Finished Grade

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Dechlorane Plus®

Dechlorane Plus flame-retardant additives are highly effective, aliphatic, chlorine-containing crystalline organic compounds, ground to free-flowing, white powders. They are usually combined with antimony oxide (Sb2O3), but in some resins they can be used with other synergists. The different grades produced by OxyChem are the same chemical compound, differing only in particle size. Dechlorane Plus additives typically are used as non-plasticizing flame retardants in polymeric systems.

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Dechlorane Plus 25

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Dechlorane Plus 35

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Dechlorane Plus 515

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Hydrochloric Acid

Hydrochloric acid (HCl) is used in petroleum wells, ore reduction, food processing, as a pickling and metal cleaning agent, for pH adjustment, and in general cleaning.

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20° Bé Muriatic Acid (HCl) - Technical Grade

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22° Bé Muriatic Acid (HCl) - Technical Grade

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Hydrogen

Composed of a single proton and a single electron, hydrogen (H2) is the simplest and most abundant element in the universe. OxyChem produces hydrogen as a by-product of its chlorine and caustic soda production. It is available by pipeline to companies that specialize in marketing industrial gases or that burn hydrogen for fuel.

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Hydrogen

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Sodium Hypochlorite

The term “hypochlorite” refers to the salts of hypochlorous acid (HOCl). Since the acid is extremely unstable, most users handle the more stable hypochlorite solutions instead. These salts are prepared in solution by reacting chlorine with a strong alkali, such as caustic soda, or an alkaline earth hydroxide.

Sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) solution is commonly known as a household bleach. At stronger concentrations, it is used for bleaching paper pulp and textiles. Other applications include chemical intermediate for the manufacture of organic chemicals, in water purification, in medicine, in fungicides, in swimming pool disinfectants and as a germicide.

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Sodium Hypochlorite

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 Hazard Warning and Product Disclaimer

All chemicals products may be hazardous if improperly used, handled or stored.  Always ensure that you have consulted the latest Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for any chemical product before using, handling or storing a chemical product, and that you are wearing and using all appropriate safety equipment.

IMPORTANT:  The information presented herein, while not guaranteed, was prepared by technical personnel and is true and accurate to the best of our knowledge. NO WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR WARRANTY OR GUARANTY OF ANY OTHER KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IS MADE REGARDING PERFORMANCE, SAFETY, SUITABILITY, STABILITY OR OTHERWISE. This information is not intended to be all inclusive as to the manner and conditions of use, handling, storage, disposal and other factors that may involve other or additional legal, environmental, safety or performance considerations, and OxyChem and its affiliates (including, without limitation, Occidental Petroleum Corporation) assume no liability whatsoever for the use of or reliance upon this information. While our technical personnel will be happy to respond to questions, safe handling and use of the product remains the responsibility of the customer. No suggestions for use are intended as, and nothing herein shall be construed as, a recommendation to infringe any existing patents or to violate any Federal, State, local or foreign laws.


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