Dichloromethane (Laboratory Use)
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ReAgent supply Dichloromethane for laboratory use in 2.5L and 25L containers, with discounts available for bulk orders. This product is sold with 98% minimum purity levels and controlled levels of impurities: maximum 0.05% water and 0.005% non-volatile matter. More information can be downloaded from our website, or simply contact us for further details.
Dichloromethane: Child’s Play?
Dichloromethane is commonly used in both industrial and research settings during purification and extraction reactions and as a solvent. However, this is not its only use! Despite a somewhat darker side – as a potentially carcinogenic compound – it’s commonly used in a Chinese toy called the drinking bird.
This “bird” is composed of two containers – the head and the body – linked through a tube. When it’s working, the bird can “drink” water from a cup by tipping its head up and down. At first sight, it may seem a perpetual motion machine, but in fact it relies on a temperature gradient between the head and the body as a source of energy.
The toy can be activated by starting the tipping motion. As dichloromethane from the head evaporates, the heat of vaporisation causes a drop in temperature, which in turn causes this compound to condense. As a consequence, this higher pressure sucks dichloromethane from the body to the head, eventually causing it to be top heavy and dropping down. The same effect now operates in the body and as the dichloromethane’s vapour starts rising, it can return the bird to its original head-up position and the cycle starts again.
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|Free Chlorine (detection limit 1ppm)||Pass/Fail|
|Appearance; clear solution, free from impurities.||Pass/Fail|
|Acidity (as HCl)||<5.0||ppm|
|Non Volatile Residue||<10||ppm|
|Stabilizer, Amylene||40 - 60||ppm|
|BulkCode||Hazard Statement Code||Description|
|1203||H315||Causes skin irritation.|
|1203||H319||Causes serious eye irritation.|
|1203||H336||May cause drowsiness or dizziness.|
|1203||H351||Suspected of causing cancer.|
|BulkCode||Precautionary Statement Code||Description|
|1203||P280||Wear protective gloves/ protective clothing/ eye protection/ face protection.|
|1203||P305+P351+P338||IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.|
|1203||P202||Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and understood.|
|1203||P261||Avoid breathing vapour/ spray.|
|1203||P271||Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area.|
|1203||P312||Call a POISON CENTER/ doctor if you feel unwell.|
|1.203||ADR/RID Shipping Name||DICHLOROMETHANE|
|1.203||ADR/RID Shipping Class||6.1|
|1.203||ADR/RID Packing Group||III|
The following files are available to download:
|Product ID||Product||post_status||Bulk||Download SDS File|