04/08/2020 - 17:15


Methylene chloride or dichloromethane (DCM) is a halogenated compound commonly used as an extraction solvent e.g., thin-layer chromatography application for isolating organic compounds. It is also commonly used in paint stripping applications. Methylene chloride/DCM is a regulated chemical in Washington State and is listed federally as a probable human carcinogen. This SOP documents the safe use of methylene chloride/DCM including the minimization of exposures via inhalation due to methylene chloride/DCM’s high volatility.


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