We supply dichloromethane (CH2Cl2) in 2.5L and 25L containers, as well as 200L drums with discounts available for bulk orders. We also offer further options with all our products, such as bespoke blending and personalised labelling. Simply contact us for more information or free technical advice.
Also known as methylene chloride, dichloromethane is a colourless and volatile solution with a characteristic sweet aroma. Dichloromethane is commonly used as a solvent because, while it may not be miscible with water, it can be mixed with a variety of organic solvents.
Dichloromethane may not be as toxic as more complex chlorohydrocarbons, but its high volatility means it's not without its risks. Safe handling procedures must always be followed. Please refer to our MSDS sheet, which can be downloaded from our website.
Dangers of Dichloromethane
Dichloromethane is a toxic chemical. If ingested, or chronically inhaled, it is quickly metabolised into carbon monoxide. This can result in carbon monoxide poisoning and liver failure. Skin contact may also result in chemical burns as dichloromethane can dissolve fatty acids present in the skin. It has also been labelled a potential carcinogen, though there is limited evidence.
In many countries, products containing dichloromethane must carry a warning sign, indicating its dangers and that it can only be used by professionals. In Europe, for example, sale to DIYers was banned in December 2010 and now it can only be used by some professionals under specific conditions, ensuring appropriate ventilation conditions.
40 years of Experise
ReAgent is a trusted supplier of dichloromethane. Our presence in the field of chemical manufacturing has spanned over 40 years. During this time, we have developed a reputation for excellent products and first class customer service. We are UK suppliers you can count on - just contact our expert team to see what we can do for your business.
We offer a wide range of products, including bespoke solutions, test kits or speciality chemicals. We can also deliver our products from 1 ml ampoules to 1000L containers to suit your needs.
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