Methylene Chloride, Dichloromethane, DCM
Methylene Chloride known as dichloromethane (DCM) that is uniquely a non-flammable product until boiling point at 40.1 ºC. The product is a dense product with a specific gravity of 1.326. Dichloromethane evaporates very quickly and is highly effective on complex resin systems. It is not miscible with water but is miscible with other organic solvents.
Methylene Chloride Uses
Methylene Chloride is used as an industrial solvent in paint strippers, paint removers, film coatings, pharmaceuticals, finishing electronics manufacturing, and used a propellant in aerosols. Dichloromethane is often used when a high degree of solvency of organic matter is required. Methylene chloride is used in aerosol formulations as a solvent in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals as a degreasing agent, in electronics manufacturing and as an ethane foam blowing agent.
Methylene Chloride Hazards
Methylene chloride is an extremely dangerous product and needs to be handled with care. Methylene chloride can cause skin, eye and respiratory irritation. When inhaling the product is can cause drowsiness or dizziness, and is suspected to cause cancer.