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Industrial chemistry


OtherNames: Dichloromethane, DichloromethaneMethyleneChloride

CAS No.: 75-09-2

EC№: 200-838-9

Molecular formula: CH2Cl2

Dichloromethane (DCM, or methylene chloride) is an organic compound with the formula CH2Cl2. This colorless, volatile liquid with a moderately sweet aroma is widely used as a solvent. Although it is not miscible with water, it is miscible with many organic solvents. One of the most well-known applications of dichloromethane is in the drinking bird heat engine.


Dichloromethane is widely used

• pharmaceutical industries

• plastics industries

• food industry

• propellant

• blowing agent for polyurethane foams

• solvent for chemical processes

• paint stripper and a degreaser.

Physical properties

Molecular weight g/ mol 84.93
Density, at 20 °C g/cm3 1.326
Dipole moment D 1.6
Specific heat capacity J/mol·K 102.3
Viscosity, at 25 °C cP 1.424
Vapor pressure, at 25 °C kPa 57.3
Melting point °C -96.7
Boiling point °C 39.6
Solubility in water, at 25 °C g/L 17,5
Specific heat capacity J/mol·K 103
Refractive index   73.60

Quality Standard:

Purity % 99,9
Residue on evaporation % 0.0005
Acidity % 0.0004
Water content % 0.04
Appearance   transparent, colorless liquid

Package and Delivery:

• 250kg, steel drum,

• 20 FCL, 24t.

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