Methylene Chloride

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CAS Number:75-09-2


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Methylene Chloride – Identification of Product
Chemical Code: CHE-M11
Chemical Name: Methylene Chloride
Chemical Grade:
Chemical Formula: CH₂Cl₂
Chemical Weight: 84,93 g/mol
CAS No: 75-09-2
Chemical Synonyms: Dichloromethane, DCM

Methylene Chloride – Hazards Identification
REACH No: 01-2119480404-41-XXXX
Signal Word: Warning
Supplemental Hazard Information:
Additional Hazard Information: This substance contains no components considered to be either persistent, bio-accumulative and toxic (PBT), or very persistent and very bio-accumulative (vPvB) at levels of 0.1% or higher.

Methylene Chloride – Hazards statements
H315 – Causes skin irritation.
H319 – Causes serious eye irritation.
H335 – May cause respiratory irritation.
H336 – May cause drowsiness or dizziness.
H351 – Suspected of causing cancer.
H373 – May cause damage to organs (Liver, Blood) through prolonged or repeated exposure if swallowed.
H373 – May cause damage to organs (Central nervous system) through prolonged or repeated exposure if inhaled.

Methylene Chloride – Precautionary statements
P260 – Do not breathe dust/ fume/ gas/ mist/ vapours/ spray.
P280 – Wear protective gloves/ protective clothing/ eye protection/ face protection.
P305 + P351 + P338 – IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.

Methylene Chloride – Composition of Chemical
Chemical Formula: CH₂Cl₂
EC No 1272/2008: 01-2119480404-41-XXXX

First Aid Measures
General Advice: Consult a physician. Show this safety data sheet to the doctor in attendance.
If: Inhaled: If breathed in, move person into fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. Consult a physician.
If: Skin Contact: Wash off with soap and plenty of water. Consult a physician.
If: Eye Contac: Rinse thoroughly with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes and consult a physician.
If: Swallowed: Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Rinse mouth with water. Consult a physician.
Important Symptoms: The most important known symptoms and effects are described in the labeling section.
Immediate Medical Attention: No Data Available

Firefighting Measures
Extinguishing Media: Use Water spray, Alcohol-resistant foam, Dry chemical or Carbon Dioxide.
Hazards Arising: No Data Available
Advice for Firefighters: Wear self-contained breathing apparatus for firefighting if necessary.
Info for Firefighting: No Data Available

Accidental Release Measures
Personal Precautions: Use personal protective equipment.
Avoid breathing vapours, mist or gas.
Ensure adequate ventilation.
Evacuate personnel to safe areas.
Enviromental Precautions: Prevent further leakage or spillage if safe to do so.
Do not let product enter drains.
Method for Containment: Soak up with inert absorbent material and dispose of as hazardous waste.
Keep in suitable, closed containers for disposal.

Handling and Storage
Personal Precautions: Avoid contact with skin and eyes.
Avoid inhalation of vapour or mist.
Enviromental Precautions: Store in cool place.
Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place.
Containers which are opened must be carefully resealed and kept upright to prevent leakage.
Heat sensitive.
Handle and store under inert gas.
Exposure Controls | Personal Protection
Derived No Effect Level (DNEL)
Workers | Application Area | Exposure Routes | Health Effect | Value
Workers – Inhalation – Acute systemic effects – 706 mg/m3
Workers – Inhalation – Long-term systemic effects – 353 mg/m3
Workers – Skin contact – Long-term systemic effects – 4750mg/kg BW/d
Consumers | Application Area | Exposure Routes | Health Effect | Value
Consumers – Ingestion – Long-term systemic effects – 0,06mg/kg BW/d
Consumers – Inhalation – Long-term systemic effects – 88,3 mg/m3
Consumers – Skin contact – Long-term systemic effects- 2395mg/kg BW/d
Consumers – Inhalation – Acute systemic effects – 353 mg/m3
Predicted No Effect Concentration (PNEC)
Soil – 0,583 mg/kg
Marine water – 0,194 mg/l
Fresh water – 0,54 mg/l
Marine sediment – 1,61 mg/kg
Fresh water sediment – 4,47 mg/kg
Onsite sewage treatment plant – 26 mg/l
Aquatic intermittent release – 0,27 mg/l
Engineering Controls: Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice. Wash hands before breaks and at the end of workday.
Eye/Face Protection: Safety glasses with side-shields conforming to EN166. Use equipment for eye protection tested and approved under appropriate government standards such as NIOSH (US) or EN 166(EU).
Skin Protection: Handle with gloves. Gloves must be inspected prior to use. Use proper glove removal technique (without touching gloves outer surface) to avoid skin contact with this product. Dispose of contaminated gloves after use in accordance with applicable laws and good laboratory practices. Wash and dry hands. The selected protective gloves have to satisfy the specifications of EU
Directive 89/686/EEC and the standard EN 374 derived from it.
Splash contact –
Material: Fluorinated rubber. Minimum layer thickness: 0,7 mm
Break through time: 148 min. Material tested: Vitoject®
Data source: KCL GmbH, D-36124. Test method: EN374.
If used in solution, or mixed with other substances, and under conditions which differ from EN 374, contact the supplier of the CE approved gloves. This recommendation is advisory only and must be evaluated by an industrial hygienist and safety officer familiar with the specific situation of anticipated use by our customers. It should not be construed as offering an approval for any specific use scenario.
Body Protection: Complete suit protecting against chemicals. The type of protective equipment must be selected according to the concentration and amount of the dangerous substance at the specific workplace.
Respiratory Protection: Where risk assessment shows air-purifying respirators are appropriate use a full-face respirator with multipurpose combination (US) or type AXBEK (EN 14387) respirator cartridges as a backup to engineering controls. If the respirator is the sole means of protection, use a full-face supplied air respirator. Use respirators and components tested and approved under appropriate government standards such as NIOSH (US) or CEN (EU).

Physical and Chemical Properties
Appearance: Clear, volatile liquid
Odour: of Chloroform
Odour Threshold: No Data Available
pH: No Data Available
Melting Point: Melting point/range: -97 °C
Boiling Point: 39,8 – 40 °C
Flash Point: No Data Available
Evaporation: 0,71
Flammability: No Data Available
Upper/Lower Flammability or Explosive Limits: Upper explosion limit: 19 %(V),
Lower explosion limit: 12 %(V)
Vapour pressure: 470,9 hPa at 20,0 °C
Vapour density: 2,93 – (Air = 1.0)
Relative density: 1,325 g/mL at 25 °C
Water solubility: Slightly Soluble
Partition Coefficien: log Pow: 1,25
Auto-ignition Temperature: 556,1 °C, 662,0 °C
Decomposition Temperature: No Data Available
Viscosity: No Data Available
Explosive properties: No Data Available
Oxidizing properties: No Data Available
Other Safety Info: Relative vapour density 2,93 – (Air = 1.0)

Stability and Reactivity
Reactivity: No Data Available
Chemical Stability: Stable under recommended storage conditions.
Possibility of hazardous reactions: No Data Available
Conditions to Avoid: Heat, flames and sparks.
Exposure to sunlight.
Incompatible Materials: Alkali metals, Aluminum, Strong oxidizing agents, Bases, Amines, Magnesium, Strong acids and strong bases, Vinyl compounds
Hazardous Decomposition Products: Hazardous decomposition products formed under fire conditions – Carbon Oxides, Hydrogen Chloride Gas

Toxicological Information
Acute Toxicity: LD50 Oral – Rat – > 2.000 mg/kg
LC50 Inhalation – Rat – 52.000 mg/m3
LD50 Dermal – Rat – > 2.000 mg/kg
(OECD Test Guideline 402)
Skin Corrosion/Irritation: Rabbit
Result: Irritating to skin. – 24 h
(Draize Test)
Serious Eye damage | Eye Irritation: Rabbit
Result: Irritating to eyes. – 24 h
(Draize Test)
Cell Mutagenicity: Rat
DNA damage
Carcinogenicity: Carcinogenicity – Rat – Inhalation
Tumorigenic: Carcinogenic by RTECS criteria. Endocrine: Tumors.
Limited evidence of carcinogenicity in animal studies
Suspected human carcinogens
Reproductive toxicity: No Data Available
Specific Target Organ Toxicity – Single Exposure: May cause respiratory irritation.
May cause drowsiness or dizziness.
Specific Target Organ Toxicity – Repeated Exposure: Inhalation – May cause damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure – Central nervous system
Oral – May cause damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure – Liver, Blood
Aspiration Hazard: No Data Available

Ecological Information
Ecological Toxicity: Toxicity to fish:
LC50 – Pimephales promelas (fathead minnow) – 193,00 mg/l – 96 h
NOEC – Cyprinodon variegatus (sheepshead minnow) – 130 mg/l – 96 h
Toxicity to daphnia and other aquatic invertebrates:
EC50 – Daphnia magna (Water flea) – 1.682,00 mg/l – 48 h
Ecological Persistence and degradability: Biodegradability Result:
< 26 % – Not readily biodegradable.
(OECD Test Guideline 301C)
Bioaccumulative Potential: Does not bio-accumulate.
Mobility in Soil: No Data Available
Results of PBT and vPvB Assessment: This substance contains no components considered to be either persistent, bio-accumulative and toxic (PBT), or very persistent and very bio-accumulative (vPvB) at levels of 0.1% or higher.
Other Adverse Effect: No Data Available

Disposal Considerations
Waste Treatment Methods: Product –
Offer surplus and non-recyclable solutions to a licensed disposal company.
Contaminated packaging – Dispose of as unused product.

Transport Information
UN Number: ADR/RID: 1593
IMDG: 1593
IATA: 1593
IATA: Dichloromethane
Transport Hazard Class: ADR/RID: 6.1
IMDG: 6.1
IATA: 6.1
Packaging Group: ADR/RID: III
Enviromental Hazards: ADR/RID: no
IMDG Marine pollutant: no
IATA: no
Special Precautions: No data available
Regulatory Information
Safety, Health and environmental regulations: This safety datasheet complies with the requirements of Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006.
REACH – Restrictions on the manufacture, placing on the market and use of certain dangerous substances, preparations and articles (Annex XVII): Methylene chloride
Chemical Safety Assessment: A Chemical Safety Assessment has been carried out for this substance
Additional Info: RTECS: PA8050000
Dichloromethane is metabolized in the body producing carbon monoxide which increases and sustains carboxyhemoglobin levels in the blood, reducing the oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood.
Acts as a simple asphyxiant by displacing air.
Anesthetic effects, Difficulty in breathing, Headache, Dizziness.
Prolonged or repeated contact with skin may cause: defatting, Dermatitis.
Contact with eyes can cause: Redness, Blurred vision, Provokes tears.
Effects due to ingestion may include: Gastrointestinal discomfort, Central nervous system depression, Paresthesia, Drowsiness, Convulsions, Conjunctivitis, Pulmonary edema.
Effects may be delayed.
Irregular breathing, Stomach/intestinal disorders, Nausea, Vomiting, Increased liver enzymes, Weakness.
Heavy or prolonged skin exposure may result in the absorption of harmful amounts of material.
Abdominal pain.
To the best of our knowledge, the chemical, physical, and toxicological properties have not been thoroughly investigated.



The information stated above is considered to be correct, but does not claim to be inclusive and shall only be used as a guideline. The information provided by this document is confirmed by our continuous updating of knowledge and adheres to the products appropriate safety precautions. It does not represent any guarantee of the product’s
properties. RLS Chemicals and its Associates shall not be held accountable for any damage’s consequent of handling the above product.

Methylene Chloride

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