Methylene Chloride (General Use)

Methylene Chloride (General Use)

From: £32.28

From: £32.28

From: £32.28

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Description

Looking for Methylene Chloride for General Use?

  • ReAgent supply methylene chloride for general use in 2.5L and 25L containers, as well as 200L drums
  • This is our most popular methylene chlorine product, but we also offer methylene chloride for laboratory use and a 4:1 mixture with acetic acid
  • Contact us for further information or free technical advice

Is methylene chloride toxic?

This compound is considered the least toxic of the simple chlorohydrocarbons, but safety procedures must still be followed when handling. Its high volatility is perhaps the most dangerous aspect, making it an acute inhalation hazard if used in confined spaces without the appropriate breathing apparatus. In this situation, it can also be absorbed through the skin after prolonged exposures.

Several laboratory studies have shown that methylene chloride increases the risk of cancer in animals, including liver, lung and pancreas cancer, but human studies are not so conclusive and researchers have so far been unable to determine what level it may become carcinogenic.

All products containing methylene chloride must be clearly labelled, and since 2010, its use is restricted to professionals only. After a few fatal accidents, the EU decided only trained staff in industrial applications would be allowed to use this chemical.

Symptoms of overexposure

Symptoms of exposure include:

  • Dizziness and difficulty concentrating
  • Headaches and Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Irritation of the respiratory tract, which may lead to suffocation
  • Irritation of the eyes
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Coma and death if not treated promptly
  • Skin irritation and chemical burns after prolonged skin contact
  • Potentially it may cause carbon monoxide poisoning (methylene chloride is metabolised to CO in the body)
  • May cause cardiovascular problems in people with pre-existing conditions

Quality promise

All our products come with 100% quality guarantee and are usually shipped within 24 hours after purchase. In addition to methylene chloride, we offer a wide range of products, from test kits and pharmaceutical chemicals to specialty products and bespoke solutions.

Specification

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1203GHS0711
1203GHS0821

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MSDS Files

The following files are available to download:

Product IDProductpost_statusBulkDownload SDS File
3399Methylene Chloride (General Use)publish1203https://www.chemicals.co.uk/uploads/documents/44 - 1203 - SDS20912.pdf

Please note: we only deliver to registered UK businesses at non-residential addresses with a minimum order value of £100 before VAT

We only supply to mainland UK, contact us on 0800 990 3258 for rates to Ireland.

Please notify us if you have specific delivery requirements such as restricted access, requirement for a tail-lift delivery vehicle or pallet truck. Failure to notify us of a special delivery instructions can incur additional charges from our carriers.

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