Lab Grade Tested 99.99% Purity (Aka. Methylene Chloride)
Dichloromethane is an organochloride that appears as a colorless volatile liquid having sweet chloroform-like odor. This liquid is widely used as a solvent. Although it is not miscible with water, it is polar, and miscible with most organic solvents.
Commonly used for partitioning alkaloids from aqueous solutions Dichloromethane or DCM for short is commonly used as an extraction solvent across the food & beverage industry and is well known for its use in the decaffeination of coffee. With a density of 1.33g/cm3 it is denser than water partitioning as the bottom layer during liquid-liquid extraction.
With a low boiling point of 39.8C/103.3F Dicholormethane allows for fast drying and the preservation of temperature-sensitive compounds. While Dichloromethane is highly volatile it is actually neither flammable nor explosive in air. Produced through the chlorination of methane along with chloromethane, trichloromethane (chloroform), and tetrachloromethane (carbon tetrachloride, Dichloromethane is the least toxic of the three.
While Dichloromethane is less toxic than other chlorinated hydrocarbons it is still known to cause skin and serious eye irritation and may cause drowsiness or dizziness and potentially cancer. During handling always wear appropriate personal protective equipment in the form of tightly fitting safety goggles or face shield, long-sleeved clothing, and an approved respirator if exposure limits are exceeded or if irritation or other symptoms are experienced. Always ensure DCM is handled under adequate ventilation using a chemical fume hood. Avoid getting DCM into the eyes, on skin, or on clothing, and avoid ingestion and inhalation. Dichloromethane should always be stored in a dry, cool, and well-ventilated place with the container tightly closed.
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