Appearance：colorless or yellowish clear liquid
Refractive Index：n20/D 1.391(lit.)
Stability：Stable, but reacts with moisture. Flammable. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents, acids, alcohols, bases, water.
Vapor Pressure：0.15 psi ( 20 °C)
Methylene Chloride (CAS NO: 1067-25-0) is a colorless, volatile, non-flammable liquid with a sweet, chloroform-like odor. It is used as a solvent in manufacturing processes and as a raw material in the chemical industry. It is also used in aerosol products as a propellant and as a refrigerant in air conditioning and refrigeration systems.
Methylene Chloride is used as a solvent in chemical manufacturing processes and as a raw material in the production of other chemicals. It is also used as a solvent for fats, oils, waxes, resins, rubber and plastics. Methylene Chloride is used as an intermediate in the production of methyl chloride, methylene bromide, and other halogenated compounds.
Methylene Chloride is a versatile solvent for many organic compounds. It is also used as a degreasing agent in a variety of industrial applications. It is used as a cleaning agent for metal parts and surfaces prior to painting. In photography, Methylene Chloride is used as a film developer and in the electroplating process. It is also used in the manufacture of photographic emulsions.
Methylene Chloride is a volatile chemical and is highly toxic when inhaled. It can cause central nervous system depression, headaches, dizziness, nausea, and vomiting. It can also cause irritation to the eyes, skin, and respiratory tract. Long-term exposure to methylene chloride can cause kidney and liver damage.
Methylene Chloride is subject to strict regulatory controls and is classified as a hazardous chemical by the US Environmental Protection Agency. It is also classified as a hazardous air pollutant under the Clean Air Act and is subject to special labeling requirements. It is important to read and follow the product label carefully when using Methylene Chloride.