Methylene Chloride

Dichloromethane appears as a colorless liquid with a sweet, penetrating, ether-like odor. Noncombustible by if exposed to high temperatures may emit toxic chloride fumes. Vapors are narcotic in high concentrations. Used as a solvent and paint remover.


Molar Weight84,93 g/mol
Melting Point-96,7 °C
Boiling Point39,6 °C
FormsLiquid (clear)

Uses and Applications

Key applications

  • Blowing agent
  • Paint removal
  • Waxes
  • Resins
  • Solvents
  • Extracting agent
  • Rubber


  • Coatings & Construction
  • Polymers

Synonyms: Methylene dichloride, Dichloromethane (DCM), MC, Methane dichloride, Methylene bichloride

Chemical Formula: CH2Cl2

CAS Number: 75-09-2