Methylene chloride, also known as dichloromethane or methylene dichloride, is a chlorinated hydrocarbon. It is by far the largest of the chlorinated solvents family of products and is used in many diverse applications, which include paint stripping, metal cleaning and finishing, pharmaceuticals, polycarbonates, cellulose esters and photographic film. It is also used in aerosol propellants, adhesives, cosmetics, plastics processing, foam blowing and as an extraction medium in food processes.
Methylene chloride is carcinogenic and flammable.
ICIS pricing quotes methylene chloride in Europe and Asia. US price history is available for FOB USG, quote discontinued on 4 June 2013.
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