Agent Name

Methylene chloride-d2

CAS Number

1665-00-5

Formula

C-Cl2-D2

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

Dichloromethane, deuterated; Dichloromethane-d2; Dichloro(2H2)methane; Methane-d2, dichloro-; [ChemIDplus] Aerothene MM-d2; DCM-d2; Freon 30-d2; Methane dichloride-d2; Methylene bichloride-d2; Methylene dichloride-d2; Narkotil-d2; Solaesthin-d2; Solmethine-d2; [NTP] Deuterated dichloromethane

Category

Chlorinated Aliphatics

Description

Colorless liquid with a penetrating odor like ether; Hygroscopic; [NTP]

Sources/Uses

Used as a solvent for cellulose acetate, in degreasing and cleaning fluids, paint removers, plastics processing, solvent extraction, refrigeration, as a blowing agent in foams, for dewaxing, and as a fumigant; [NTP]

Comments

An eye and respiratory tract irritant; Skin contact may cause inflammation and burns; Inhalation of high concentrations can have narcotic effects; [NTP] A skin and strong eye irritant; May have narcotic effects; Carbon monoxide produced as metabolite in the body; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Methylene chloride." See "Deuterium."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

353.1 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Methylene chloride."

Flammability (NFPA)

1: Must be preheated

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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