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Dichloromethane

analytical standard

Synonym(s):
Methylene chloride
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
CH2Cl2
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
84.93
Beilstein:
1730800
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.24

grade

analytical standard

Quality Level

vapor density

2.9 (vs air)

vapor pressure

24.45 psi ( 55 °C)
6.83 psi ( 20 °C)

assay

≥99.9% (GC)

autoignition temp.

1223 °F

shelf life

limited shelf life, expiry date on the label

contains

0.002% amylene as stabilizer

expl. lim.

22 %

technique(s)

HPLC: suitable
gas chromatography (GC): suitable

refractive index

n20/D 1.424 (lit.)
n20/D 1.424

bp

39.8-40 °C (lit.)

mp

−97 °C (lit.)

density

1.325 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

application(s)

agriculture
cleaning products
cosmetics
environmental
food and beverages
personal care

format

neat

SMILES string

ClCCl

InChI

1S/CH2Cl2/c2-1-3/h1H2

InChI key

YMWUJEATGCHHMB-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

Dichloromethane (methylene chloride) is a clear, colorless, non-flammable, volatile liquid chlorinated hydrocarbon with a sweet, pleasant smell and emits highly toxic fumes of phosgene when heated to decomposition. It is primarily used as a solvent in paint removers, in aerosol formulations, and as a solvent in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals. It is also used as a degreasing agent in electronics manufacturing and as an ethane foam blowing agent. Above all that it is used as an extraction solvent in the preparation of decaffeinated coffee, hop extracts and spice oleoresins.

Application

Dichloromethane may be used as an analytical reference standard for the determination of the analyte in spice oleoresins, biological samples as well as decaffeinated instant and ground coffee samples by gas chromatography (GC) technique.

Pictograms

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Signal Word

Warning

Hazard Statements

Hazard Classifications

Carc. 2 - Eye Irrit. 2 - Skin Irrit. 2 - STOT SE 3

Target Organs

Central nervous system

Storage Class Code

6.1D - Non-combustible, acute toxic Cat.3 / toxic hazardous materials or hazardous materials causing chronic effects

WGK

WGK 2

Flash Point(F)

does not flash

Flash Point(C)

does not flash

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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