boiling point dichloromethane is a chemical compound with the formula CH2Cl2. It is a colorless, volatile liquid with a chloroform-like, sweet odor and a high boiling point. It is not miscible with water and is slightly polar, but it is miscible with many organic solvents.
It is a common solvent in the chemical industry and has a wide range of industrial applications. It is widely used in paint stripping, pharmaceutical and paint remover manufacturing, and as a degreasing and metal cleaning agent.
In the air, it is not flammable or explosive, but can be a respiratory hazard if inhaled at levels that exceed its low toxicity threshold. Exposure can cause drowsiness, dizziness, headaches, nausea and other symptoms.
Dichloromethane is a very toxic substance and may be carcinogenic. It causes damage to the brain, lungs and other organs when inhaled, and can be fatal if inhaled at high enough concentrations.
This chemical is a common ingredient of decaffeinating coffee beans and other beverages. It can also be used to prepare extracts of hops and other flavourings.
The most important use of DCM is as a solvent for liquid-phase peptide synthesis. Under normal conditions, DCM maintains a highly stable and will not cause significant side reactions in peptide synthesis.
Because of its volatility, it can dissolve a broad range of organic compounds and is useful for various chemical processes. It is also a common solvent for decaffeinating coffee and tea.