Any idea where to buy chlorinated paraffin for lab application? We need very viscous analog of $\ce{CHCl_3}$.

Should we think about synthesizing it?

I found a lot of places where I could buy 5 tons:) But we need only few liters for the rest of our life.

  • $\begingroup$ You ask any manufacturer/distributor if they will send you samples. $\endgroup$ Commented Nov 14, 2014 at 16:11
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    $\begingroup$ How about you tell your teacher to buy some for the whole class? $\endgroup$ Commented Nov 16, 2014 at 13:50
  • $\begingroup$ @Simon-Nail-It, that is nice. But we do not have teachers over here in the University. And basically my boss (teacher) asked me to buy clean one, but did not said where... $\endgroup$
    – saldenisov
    Commented Nov 17, 2014 at 12:22
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    $\begingroup$ I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is not about chemistry. $\endgroup$
    – Wildcat
    Commented Oct 2, 2015 at 16:26

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Sigma-Aldrich is a global supplier of purified chemicals for research users.

They have a whole page of the haloalkane compounds they sell (in small quantities such as you desire). You might be interested in compounds such as trichloropropane, pentachloroethane, etc.

A reason it might be difficult to get the higher-molecular weight compounds is that they are toxic and difficult to dispose of properly. In the US, their use is subject to increasing regulatory requirements.

  • $\begingroup$ Unfortunately the Dover chem link died. $\endgroup$
    – Buck Thorn
    Commented Apr 19 at 11:32

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