Methylene Chloride

HS Code : 29031200 | CAS NO. : 75-09-2

General description:

Chemical Formula: CH2Cl2

Methylene chloride, also known as dichloromethane and methylene dichloride, is a clear, colorless liquid with a slightly sweet scent that is primarily used as an industrial solvent and also as a potent paint stripper and paint thinner

Methylene chloride, often known as dichloromethane or DCM, is a solvent that may be found in various goods. Even if there are safer alternatives, the typical consumer is more likely to come across it in paint strippers. Cancer, cognitive damage, and asphyxiation have been related to methylene chloride. Methylene chloride is highly volatile and non-flammable and has good fat and oil solubility among chlorinated solvents. As a result, methylene chloride is employed as a paint stripper and photographic film in various applications. Methylene chloride is frequently used for cleaning metals due to its solubility and other characteristics.

Application & Usage:

  • It is a useful solvent for many chemical processes.
  • 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.
  • Methylene chloride is a solvent found in paint and varnish strippers used to remove paint or varnish coatings from various surfaces.
  • Methylene chloride is most prominently used industrially — in producing paint strippers, pharmaceuticals, and process solvents. Methylene chloride is also used in the following industrial settings:
  • Methylene chloride is used as an extraction solvent in food and beverage manufacturing industry.
  • Methylene chloride also is used in processing spices, creating hops extract for beer and other flavorings for the food and beverage industries.
  • Methylene chloride can degrease metal surfaces and parts, such as airplane components, railroad tracks, and equipment—Lubricating and degreasing products used in automotive products.
  • Automotive specialists use a vapor methylene chloride degreasing process to remove oils and grease from car transistor parts, diesel motors and aircraft components, and spacecraft assemblies.
  • In laboratories, methylene chloride extracts chemicals from plants or foods for medicine, such as steroids, antibiotics, and vitamins.
  • Medical equipment can be quickly and efficiently cleaned with methylene chloride cleaners without causing corrosion problems or damage to heat-sensitive parts.


Is DCM toxic?

Despite being the least poisonous of the basic chloro hydrocarbons, methylene chloride poses significant health concerns. Because of its extreme volatility, it is a severe inhalation danger. Overexposure to dichloromethane by inhalation can cause a variety of symptoms. DCM is also metabolised by the body and converted to carbon monoxide, which can cause carbon monoxide poisoning.

What is methylene chloride used for?

  • In organic-based paint, strippers as an active component.
  • Aerosols for pesticides and spray paint are used to produce pharmaceuticals and other medications.
  • The methods for producing decaffeinated coffee beans and tea leaves.

Is methylene chloride harmful to humans?

Asphyxiation or a heart attack are the two most common causes of death. In the body, methylene dichloride converts to carbon monoxide, which can shut off oxygen flow to the heart. The toxin turns off the victims brains respiratory centre at large dosages. The eyes, skin, liver, and heart are all affected. Toxic exposure might result in sleepiness, headaches, tingling in the extremities, dizziness, and nausea. Severe exposure can result in death or a loss of consciousness.

Where to buy methylene chloride?

Prakash Chemicals International Pvt. Ltd is one of the leading exporters of methylene chloride. We specialize in providing bespoke methylene chloride at the best prices and value propositions.


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