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dichloromethane

[dahy-klawr-uh-meth-eyn, -klohr-] /daɪˌklɔr əˈmɛθ eɪn, -ˌkloʊr-/
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  • dichloromethane is used extensively in commercial and industrial solvent applications.
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dichloromethane

/daɪˌklɔːrəʊˈmiːθeɪn/
noun
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a noxious colourless liquid widely used as a solvent, e.g. in paint strippers. Formula: CH2Cl2 Traditional name methylene dichloride
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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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