Elemental chlorine is commercially produced from brine by electrolysis, predominantly in the chlor-alkali process. The high oxidising potential of elemental chlorine led to the development of commercial bleaches and disinfectants, and a reagent for many processes in the chemical industry.

Product Specifications

Melting Point Boiling Density Critical Point
(Cl2) 171.6K(-101.5◦C-150.7◦F) (Cl2) 239.11 K (−34.04 °C, −29.27 °F) 3.2 g/L 416.9 K, 7.991 MPa