Choline Chloride 70 can be used as a clay stabilizer, whose function it is to prevent clay swelling in the shale rocks and minimize the migration of clay fines and can replace materials such as quaternary ammonium salts and KCl.
Eastman produces Choline Chloride as an aqueous solution: a clear, to light amber and nearly odorless liquid. The material comes in a variety of concentrations, the most common ones being 70% and 75%.
Choline Chloride can be used as one of the chemical additives in fracturing fluids.
Ion Chromatography is a method utilizing the ionizing characteristics of choline. This method can measure the exact amount of Choline Chloride using ionic interactions between the positive ions and negative ions. Also it can detect non-reactive ingredients such as TMA and TMA.HCl and can be used as a test for quality of Choline Chloride products.
When analyzing Choline Chloride with a standard Volhardt method (= chloride method), this common salt will be calculated as Choline Chloride, even though the content of choline is significantly lower than stated.
Because Choline Chloride has a corroding effect on blank steel, storage in appropriate materials such as special stainless steel, polyethylene or glass fiber reinforced containers is necessary.
Handle in accordance with good industrial hygienic and safety procedures.
Breathing, eye and skin protection shall be used during handling.
Shelf-life is 24 months (2 years) from production date when stored in closed drums or containers at room temperature.