Methylene Chloride

CAS#: 75-09-2

Synonyms: Dichloromethane; methylene dichloride; methylene bichloride; DCM

Uses: Paint removers, solvent degreasing, plastics processing, blowing agent in foams, solvent extraction, solvent for cellulose acetate, aerosol propellant; decaffeination of coffee and tea; preparation of hops and other flavorings

Hazard: Toxic. A narcotic. INHALATION:  anesthetic effects, nausea and drunkenness. CONTACT WITH SKIN AND EYES:  skin irritation, irritation of eyes and nose. suspected human carcinogen.