dichloromethane

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dichloromethane

[dahy-klawr-uh-meth-eyn, -klohr-]
noun Chemistry.

Origin:
di-1 + chloro-2 + methane

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dichloromethane (daɪˌklɔːrəʊˈmiːθeɪn)
 
n
Traditional name: methylene dichloride a noxious colourless liquid widely used as a solvent, e.g. in paint strippers. Formula: CH2Cl2

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dichloromethane

a colourless, volatile, practically nonflammable liquid belonging to the family of organic halogen compounds. It is extensively used as a solvent, especially in paint-stripping formulations.

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Dichloromethane is used extensively in commercial and industrial solvent applications.
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