Liquid chlorine belongs to highly hazardous substances. It has pungent, suffocating and irritating odor. Liquid chlorine is non-combustible, is a strong oxidizing agent, it sustains combustion of many organic substances and is fire hazardous in case of contact with combustible substances. Chlorine is a clear amber-colored liquid about 1.5 times heavier than water and about 2.5 times as heavier than air. Gaseous chlorine is greenish-yellow. Because it is heavier than air, it tends to accumulate at the bottom of poorly ventilated spaces. Avoid contact with chlorine as it is extremely irritating mucous membrane and respiratory tract. Use gas mask or self contained breathing apparatus. Use proper means for loading and unloading of cylinders.
Shelf Life: Stable under normal conditions.
Uses of liquid chlorine include water purification, sanitation of industrial waste, sewage and swimming pools, bleaching of pulp and textiles. It is also used as raw material chemical in the manufacture of bleaching powder, sodium hypochlorite, PVC plastics, paraffin waxes, synthetic rubbers, pesticides / insecticides, inorganic / organic chemicals, pharmaceuticals etc.