Methylene Chloride

Chlor-Alkari and Vinyl Chloride

Generic names Methylene chloride, dichloromethane
Product name Methylene chloride
Main applications Reaction solvent for producing polycarbonate resin; extraction solvent for pharmaceuticals and agricultural chemicals; paint remover; material for adhesive agents; urethane foaming agent
Packing / shipping method 200-liter drums and 20-liter cans; tanker trucks
Chemical formula CH2Cl2
Special properties Highly volatile and nonflammable liquid
More than 99.9% purity

Product overview

Methylene chloride is produced by using chlorine generated by electrolysis. It is highly volatile and nonflammable, and among chlorinated solvents, it demonstrates excellent solubility for fats and oils. Consequently, methylene chloride is used in a broad array of applications as a paint remover, urethane foaming agent, and also as a reaction solvent for producing polycarbonate resin and photography film. Owing to the properties solubility, methylene chloride is also widely used for cleaning metals, and Tokuyama markets it as Metaclene for this purpose.

Special characteristics

  • Colorless and volatile liquid
  • Nonflammable
  • Methylene chloride has excellent solubility compared to other chlorinated solvents

For more information:

Tokyo Sales Section 1, Chemicals East Japan Sales Department,
Chemicals Business Division
TEL: +81-3-5207-2511
FAX: +81-3-5207-2574

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