Hydrochloric acid (HCl) is generally used, for the neutralization of alkaline agents, as a bleaching agent, in food, cloth, essence, and rubber factories. If released into the soil, it is neutralized first and it quickly hydrolyzes when exposed to water. Transport through soil may pollute groundwater and dissolve some of the soil particles. Exposure to HCl gas or results of HCl may give rise to irritated eyes and endless damage with loss of sight. Dermal exposure may result in major burns. Inhalation of HCl rapidly causes cough, severe irritation, and a choking sensation. HCl isn't classifiable on its carcinogenicity to humans. We are leading manufacturer and exporter of hydrochloric acid in India.

Appearance Yellow
Boilin g poinI 1 1 0°C (For 30 % Solution)
Fu sion point -20°C (For 30 % HCI Solution)
Specific Gravity 1.19 at 20°C
Vapour pressure 1 1 mm Hg (Sol. at 30% HCI at 20 °G )
Physical state Liquid
Solubili ty in water Soluble in water in all proportions
pH > 1
Odour Sharp irritatinp Odour
Others Soluble in Ethyl Alcohol & Ethyl Ether

ChemicaI Identlty
Form ula: HCL CAS No. 7647- 01 -0
UN No. 1789 Codes/ Label - Corrosive, Class 8
Hazchem Code 2R

% of HCI 3 0% (Min inn um )
Iron as Fe 5 ppm ( Maxim um )
Note: We can also m eet user's specifications.

Perm issible Ex posure Lim it 7 (Ceilin g) Mg/ m *
TLV (AGGI H) 7 (Ceilin g) Mg/ m *
Odour Threshold 1 -5 ppm


Hydrochloric Acid is used in:

  • Steel Industry -- For pickling
  • Ossein/gelatin -- To treat animal skin, bones for making ossein
  • Chemicals -- Calcium Chloride, Phosphoric acid, CSA,FeCI3.
  • Demineralisation Plant -- Cationic regeneration
  • For manufacture of Fullers earth
  • Pharmaceuticals (in Paracetamol, Analgin, Ranitidine, Ibuprofen, Ciproflaxacin etc.)
  • Textiles (In finishing operations at mercerizing & bleaching Stages).

Hydrochloric Acid M. S. R. L. Road tankers.

Safety / Precaution

Do not inhale the vapours. Do not touch with bare hands. Use safety goggles, hand gloves. Use with adequate ventilation.

First Aid Measures

nhalation: Remove to a fresh air area.

Indigestion: Give lime water or water & milk of magnesia to drink. Do not induce vomiting. Call a physician

Disposal: Cover small spill with mixture of Soda Ash, Slaked Lime. Flush large spills with water to holding area & neutralise them.

Other Details

I TC Classification : 28061 000

UN No. 1789

IMO Classificati on: 8 — Corrosive Substance

IMDG No. 81 02