This product is a clear, colorless liquid solvent with a mild, sweet odor. Methylene Chloride (also known as Dichloromethane and Methylene Dichloride) can be used as a solvent in paint and varnish removers, a process solvent in the manufacturing of pharmaceuticals, as a degreasing agent, and as an ethane foam blowing agent.
Physical and Chemical Properties
Typical physical properties are listed in the table below. Actual properties may vary from lot to lot.
|Typical Properties||Typical Method||Typical Value|
|Melting Point||-97 °C (-142.6 °F)|
|Boiling Point||39 °C (102.2 °F)|
|Flash Point||no data available|
|Flammability or explosive limits||Upper: 23 vol %
Lower: 13 vol %
|Vapor Pressure||350 mbar @ 20 °C|
|Vapor Density||2.93 (Air = 1.0)|
|Solubility||no information available|
|Autoignition Temperature||556 °C / 1032.8 °F|