Dichloromethane Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Dichloromethane Properties


Dichloromethane 3D structure-Molecule 3D Struture
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Dichloromethane-Molecule Struture
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Dichloromethane is an organic compound. It was first prepared in 1840 by the French chemist Henri Victor Regnault, who isolated it from a mixture of chloromethane and chlorine that had been exposed to sunlight. It is widely used as a paint stripper and a degreaser. In the food industry, it has been used to decaffeinate coffee and tea as well as to prepare extracts of hops and other flavorings. Its volatility has led to its use as an aerosol spray propellant and as a blowing agent for polyurethane foams. It is also used extensively by model building hobbyists for joining plastic components together. It is also used in the garment printing industry for removal of heat-sealed garment transfers.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Colorless liquid
Boiling Point 39.6 °C
CAS Number 75-09-2
ChEBI 15767
Class 6.1
Density 1.32 g/cm3
EINECS Number 200-838-9
IUPAC Name Dichloromethane
InChI 1S/CH2Cl2/c2-1-3/h1H2
Main Hazards Harmful
Melting Point -96.7 °C
Molar Mass 84.93 g/mol
Molecular Formula CH2Cl2
NFPA 704 H-2,F-1,R-0,C-NA
PG 3
RTECS Number PA8050000
Refractive 1.424 n20/D
Solubility 13 g/l
Synonyms Methylene Chloride;Methylene Dichloride;Solmethine;Narkotil;Solaesthin;Di-clo;Freon 30;R-30;DCM;UN 1593;MDC
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