Under solid (grey), liquid (blue) and vapor states (white) along the equilibrium curves
Calculate a liquid or gas volume or a mass
At boiling point at 1.013 bar
in standard conditions (1,013 bar, 15°C)
Examples of uses of this molecule in Industry and Healthcare
Carbon monoxide is used in the phosgenation reaction for the production of isocyanates (e.g. MDI, TDI) and polycarbonate. It is also used in carbonylation reaction for the production of acetic acid for instance.Chemicals
Carbon monoxide maintains colour of fresh red meat products with Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP).Food
Carbon monoxide is used in calibration gas mixtures for petrochemical industry, environmental emission monitoring, industrial hygiene monitors and trace impurity analyzers.Laboratories & Research Centers
Carbon monoxide is a reactant in some chemical processes.Pharma & Biotech
Carbon monoxide is a carbon source to silicon film to adjust the light absorption bandgap in silicon thin film photovoltaics.Electronic components
Carbon monoxyde is a component of a gaseous mixture used for pulmonary function diagnosis tests.Hospital care
Information to safely use this molecule
Europe (according to EN1839 for Limits and EN 14522 for autoignition temperature)
US (according to NFPA for Limits and ASTM E659 for autoignition temperature)
Recommendations : Air Liquide has gathered data on the compatibility of gases with materials to assist you in evaluating which materials to use for a gas system. Although the information has been compiled from what Air Liquide believes are reliable sources (International Standards: Compatibility of cylinder and valve materials with gas content; Part 1- Metallic materials: ISO11114-1 (March 2012), Part 2 - Non-metallic materials: ISO11114-2 (April 2013), it must be used with extreme caution and engineering judgement. No raw data such as these can cover all conditions of concentration, temperature, humidity, impurities and aeration. It is therefore recommended that this table is only used to identify possible materials for applications at high pressure and ambient temperature. Extensive investigation and testing under the specific conditions of use need to be carried out to validate a material selection for a given application. Contact the regional Air Liquide team for expertise service.
Carbon monoxide is formed from the combination of a carbon atom with an oxygen atom. Not only flammable, it is also very hazardous since it is very toxic and odorless. It is produced, among other ways, from incomplete combustion due to lack of oxygen. It can therefore cause domestic accidents due to poorly maintained heating systems.