Dichloromethane Uses As Solvent
Methylene chloride, also known as dichloromethane and methylene dichloride, is a clear, colorless liquid with a slightly sweet scent that is primarily used as an industrial solvent and also as a potent paint stripper and paint thinner.
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Melting point f dichloromethane: -97C (-143F)
Dichloromethane boiling point: 39.8C (104F)
Appearance: clear, colorless liquid
Odor: Chloroform-like odor.
Solubility: 1.32 gm/100 gm water @ 20C
Specific Gravity: 1.318 @ 25C
pH: No information found
% Volatiles by volume @ 21C (70F): 100
Vapor Density (Air=1): 2.9
Vapor Pressure (mm Hg): 350 @ 20C (68F)
Evaporation Rate (BuAc=1): 27.5
Stability: Stable under ordinary conditions of use and storage.
Hazardous Decomposition Products:
Emits highly toxic fumes of phosgene when heated to decomposition. Decomposes in a flame or
hot surface to form toxic gas phosgene and corrosive mists of hydrochloric acid. Carbon dioxide
and carbon monoxide may form when heated to decomposition.