puriss. p.a., ACS reagent, reag. ISO, ≥99.9% (GC)

Methylene chloride, methylene chloride
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
Beilstein/REAXYS Number:
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:

Quality Level


ACS reagent
puriss. p.a.


reag. ISO

vapor density

2.9 (vs air)

vapor pressure

24.45 psi ( 55 °C)
6.83 psi ( 20 °C)


≥99.9% (GC)



autoignition temp.

1223 °F


~25 mg/L amylene as stabilizer

expl. lim.

22 %


≤0.00002% free chlorine (Cl)
≤0.0005% formaldehyde
≤0.001% free acid (as HCl)
≤0.001% non-volatile matter
≤0.01% chloroform (GC)
≤0.01% tetrachloromethane (GC)
≤0.01% water (Karl Fischer)
≤0.05% ethanol (GC)

refractive index

n20/D 1.4235-1.4245
n20/D 1.424 (lit.)


39.8-40 °C (lit.)


−97 °C (lit.)


1.320-1.330 g/L at 20 °C
1.325 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

anion traces

chloride (Cl-): ≤0.5 mg/kg

cation traces

Al: ≤0.5 mg/kg
B: ≤0.02 mg/kg
Ba: ≤0.1 mg/kg
Bi: ≤0.1 mg/kg
Ca: ≤0.5 mg/kg
Cd: ≤0.05 mg/kg
Co: ≤0.02 mg/kg
Cr: ≤0.02 mg/kg
Cu: ≤0.02 mg/kg
Fe: ≤0.1 mg/kg
K: ≤0.5 mg/kg
Li: ≤0.1 mg/kg
Mg: ≤0.1 mg/kg
Mn: ≤0.02 mg/kg
Mo: ≤0.1 mg/kg
Na: ≤0.5 mg/kg
Ni: ≤0.02 mg/kg
Pb: ≤0.1 mg/kg
Sn: ≤0.1 mg/kg
Sr: ≤0.1 mg/kg
Zn: ≤0.1 mg/kg

SMILES string



passes test for reaction against H2SO4



InChI key


Looking for similar products? Visit Product Comparison Guide

General description

Dichloromethane has been tested as a solvent medium for dipyridine-chromium(VI) oxide. Solubility was reported to be 12.5g/100ml. The apparent adsorption constant of the TiO2 loaded activated carbon for dichloromethane was found to be inversely proportional to the quantity of loaded TiO2.


Dichloromethane may be used as a solvent for the preparation of stock solutions of carotenoids. It may be employed as a solvent in the synthesis of polylactide-based (PLA) thin films.

Other Notes

The article number 32222-4X2.5L will be discontinued. Please order the single bottle 32222-2.5L which is physically identical with the same exact specifications.
The article number 32222-4X2.5L-M will be discontinued. Please order the single bottle 32222-2.5L-M which is physically identical with the same exact specifications.
The article number 32222-6X1L will be discontinued. Please order the single bottle 32222-1L which is physically identical with the same exact specifications.
The article number 32222-6X1L-M will be discontinued. Please order the single bottle 32222-1L-M which is physically identical with the same exact specifications.


Exclamation markHealth hazard

Signal Word


Hazard Statements

Target Organs

Central nervous system


UN 1593 6.1 / PGIII

WGK Germany


Flash Point(F)

does not flash

Flash Point(C)

does not flash

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

R Re et al.
Free radical biology & medicine, 26(9-10), 1231-1237 (1999-06-25)
A method for the screening of antioxidant activity is reported as a decolorization assay applicable to both lipophilic and hydrophilic antioxidants, including flavonoids, hydroxycinnamates, carotenoids, and plasma antioxidants. The pre-formed radical monocation of 2,2'-azinobis-(3-ethylbenzothiazoline-6-sulfonic acid) (ABTS*+) is generated by oxidation...
V Melissinaki et al.
Biofabrication, 3(4), 045005-045005 (2011-09-21)
This study reports on the production of high-resolution 3D structures of polylactide-based materials via multi-photon polymerization and explores their use as neural tissue engineering scaffolds. To achieve this, a liquid polylactide resin was synthesized in house and rendered photocurable via...
Effect of activated carbon content in TiO2-loaded activated carbon on photodegradation behaviors of dichloromethane.
Torimoto T, et al.
Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry, 103(1), 153-157 (1997)
Dipyridine-chromium (VI) oxide oxidation of alcohols in dichloromethane.
Collins JC, et al.
Tetrahedron Letters, 9(30), 3363-3366 (1968)
Angharad M Roberts et al.
Science translational medicine, 7(270), 270ra6-270ra6 (2015-01-16)
The recent discovery of heterozygous human mutations that truncate full-length titin (TTN, an abundant structural, sensory, and signaling filament in muscle) as a common cause of end-stage dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) promises new prospects for improving heart failure management. However, realization...

Our team of scientists has experience in all areas of research including Life Science, Material Science, Chemical Synthesis, Chromatography, Analytical and many others.

Contact Technical Service

Social Media

LinkedIn icon
Twitter icon
Facebook Icon
Instagram Icon


Research. Development. Production.

We are a leading supplier to the global Life Science industry with solutions and services for research, biotechnology development and production, and pharmaceutical drug therapy development and production.

© 2021 Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany and/or its affiliates. All Rights Reserved.

Reproduction of any materials from the site is strictly forbidden without permission.