BMF 10 - Polychlorinated alkanes (SCCP)

Polychloro-n-alkanes (PCAs) or chlorinated paraffins are a class ofindustrial chemicals used as high-temperature lubricants in metal-working machinery and as flame retardant plasticizers in vinyl plastics. Less common applications include the use as flame retardants in rubber, paints, adhesives and as sealants.


Chiron offers a broad range of single polychlorinated PCAs as reference materials. They are useful in the quantification and as standards for PCA determination, for dividing PCAs into various classes according to carbon length and chlorine content. PCAs are C8-C20 alkanes with a chlorine weight content of 27-73%.

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