Itis used as a solvent for lacquers, floor polishes, resins, adhesives,alkaloids, fats, oils and rubber. Chloroform is used inmaking Fluorocarbon- 22, a refrigerant. Until themid-1900s, chloroform was used as an anesthetic to reducepain during medical procedures.I apologize for the previous mistake. "Benzyl chloroform" is not a known chemical compound. There might have been a confusion between two different compounds - benzyl chloride and chloroform.Benzyl chloride is an organic compound with the formula C6H5CH2Cl. It is a colorless liquid that is commonly used in the chemical industry as a solvent, as well as a starting material for the production of other chemicals.