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Methylene Chloride

Product NameMethylene Chloride





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Chemical Properties

Melting point −97 °C(lit.)
Boiling point 39.8-40 °C mm Hg(lit.)
Density  1.325 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)
vapor density  2.9 (vs air)
vapor pressure  24.45 psi ( 55 °C)
refractive index  n20/D 1.424(lit.)
solubility  Slightly soluble (1.38 g/100 mL) in water at 20°C; soluble in carbon tetrachloride; miscible in ethanol, diethyl ether and dimethylformamide (Lide, 1995; Budavari, 1996)
form  Liquid
color  Colorless to yellow
Relative polarity 0.309
Odor penetrating ether-like odour
Odor Threshold The odour threshold of dichloromethane is about 200 ppm [694 mg/m3] (Stahl,1973).
Stability Vapour is nonflammable and is not explosive when mixed with air (Budavari, 1996) but may form explosive mixtures in atmospheres with higher oxygen content (Sax, 1984)

Safety Information

Hazard Codes  Xn
Risk Statements  40
Safety Statements  23-24/25-36/37
RIDADR  UN 1593 6.1/PG 3
WGK Germany  2
RTECS  PA8050000


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