Methylene Chloride

Product details

CAS-No. 75-09-2
EINECS-No. 200-838-9
Chemical formula: CH2Cl2

Trade name: Methylenchloride

Synonyms: Dichloromethane | Methylenechloride | methylene dichloride | Solmethine | Narkotil | Solaesthin | Di-clo | Refrigerant-30 Freon-30 | R-30 | DCM | UN 1593 | MDC
Application of the substance / the preparation: Solvents


 Specifications TECHNICAL
 Specifications GENERAL

MSDS according 91/155 EEC (2001/58 EC)


More information

Information pertaining to particular dangers for man and environment:
Under working condiitons mainly resorbed via respiratory tract.
R 40 Limited evidence of a carcinogenic effect.

Classification system:
The classification was made according to the latest editions of the EU-lists, and expanded using company data and specialized literature.
Chemical characterization
CAS No. Description: 75-09-2 dichloromethane

Identification number(s):
EINECS Number: 2008389
EU Number:
General Information
Form: Liquid
Colour: Colourless
Odour: Sweetish

Change in condition
Melting point/Melting range: -95.1°C
Boiling point/Boiling range:
Flash point:
not applicable
Ignition temperature: 605°C
Decomposition temperature: > 120°C
Danger of explosion: Product is not explosive. However, formation of
explosive air/vapour mixtures are possible.

Explosion limits:
Lower: 13 Vol %
Upper: 22 Vol %
Vapour pressure at 20°C: 453 hPa
Density at 20°C:
1.33 g/cm3

Solubility in / Miscibility with


20 g/l
Viscosity: dynamic at 22°C: 0.43 mPas
Land transport ADR/RID (cross-border)
ADR/RID class: 6.1 (T1) Toxic substances.
Danger code (Kemler): 60
UN-Number: 1593
Packaging group: III
Label: 6.1
Description of goods: Dichloromethane
Limited quantities (LQ) LQ7
Transport category 3
Tunnel restriction code E
Remarks: Limited quantity: 5l per inner packaging, 30 kg gross per packaging unit
Maritime transport IMDG:
IMDG Class: 6.1
UN Number: 1593
Label: 6.1
Packaging group:: III
EMS-Number: F-A,S-A
Proper shipping name: DICHLOROMETHANE
Lufttransport ICAO-TI und IATA-DGR:
ICAO/IATA Class: 6.1
UN Number: 1593
Label: 6.1
Packaging group:: III
Proper shipping name: DICHLOROMETHANE
Remarks: Packing Instructions:
For Limited Quantities: Y605 (Max Net Qty/Pkg: 2 l)
Passenger and Cargo Aircraft: 605 (Max Net Qty/Pkg: 60 l)
Cargo Aircraft only: 612(Max Net Qty/Pkg: 220 l)
Markings according to EC guidelines:
The product has been classified and marked in accordance with EU Directives / Ordinance on Hazardous Materials

Risk phrases:
40 Limited evidence of a carcinogenic effect.

Safety phrases:
23 Do not breathe fumes.
24/25 Avoid contact with skin and eyes.
36/37 Wear suitable protective clothing and gloves.

National regulations:

Information about limitation of use:
Restrictions on juvenile employment must be observed.
Employment restrictions concerning pregnant and lactating women must be observed.

Water hazard class: Water hazard class 2 (Assessment by list): hazardous for water.

Hazard description

Hazard description

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