Methylene Chloride is a colorless organic solvent with an odor similar to chloroform, which is used in the production of many other chemical products. It is a volatile and polar liquid and is not miscible with water. This compound is a derivative of methane in which chlorine is placed instead of two hydrogens and it is a polar solvent. To prepare Methylene Chloride, methane is reacted with chlorine gas. The reaction temperature should be higher than 400 °C to make the reaction easy. This chemical can also be produced through the reaction of chlorine gas with chloromethane.


Boiling point39.6 degrees Celsius
Vapor pressure57 kPa at ambient temperature
Molecular mass84 g/mol
AppearanceColorless liquid


  • Industrial solvent
  • Degreaser
  • Lubricant
  • Disinfection and cleaning of medical equipment without corrosion and damage to sensitive parts
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Water and wastewater treatment
  • Food industry


PackingThe shelf life of Methylene Chloride is two years from the date of production. This material can be supplied either in bulk or in 260-liter metal drums with or without pallets.

Other Names

  • Dichloromethane
  • Methylene dichloride
  • Solmethine
  •  Narkotil
  • Solaesthin
  • Di-clo
  • Refrigerant-30
  • Freon-30
  • R-30
  • DCM
  • MDC

Chemical Formula

  • CH2Cl2

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