Why Buy Dichloromethane (CH2Cl2) Online from UK Chemical Suppliers, ReAgent Chemicals?
We supply Dichloromethane (CH2Cl2) in 2.5L and 25L containers, as well as 200 L 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 forms a colourless and volatile solution with a characteristic sweet aroma, commonly used as a solvent (it may not be miscible with water, but Dichloromethane can be mixed with a variety of organic solvents).
Dichloromethane is not be as toxic as more complex chlorohydrocarbons, but it's not without risks due to a high volatility. Safe handling procedures must always be followed and the MSDS sheet can be downloaded from our website.
If ingested or inhaled, it's quickly metabolised to carbon monoxide, resulting 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.
There is some limited evidence for its carcinogenicity, potentially linked to cancer of the pancreas, lungs and liver. Dichloromethane has also been associated with foetal toxicity (as it can cross the placenta), but in both cases further evidence is needed to confirm these claims.
As a consequence, in many countries, products containing Dichloromethane must carry a warning sign, indicating its dangers and 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.
Presence for over 30 years
ReAgent has been a major presence in the field of chemical manufacturing for over 30 years, and has developed a reputation for excellent products and first class customer service. We offer a wide range of products, including bespoke solutions, test kits or speciality chemicals, and can deliver our products from 1 ml ampoules to 1000L containers, to suit your needs.
Reagent is a certified "Investors in People", and has also received full accreditation to ISO 14000 Environmental Standard and ISO 9001:2000 Quality Management Standard, ensuring highly controlled manufacturing conditions and full traceability of all our products.