About Chlorinated Solvents

Find out much more details about the properties and applications of the three main chlorinated solvents:

 

 

 

 

Methylene chloride
Also known as dichloromethane (DCM), this clear non-flammable liquid is mainly used in closed systems e.g. pharmaceuticals, fine chemicals and process chemicals.
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Perchloroethylene
Perchloroethylene is the solvent choice for most dry-cleaners and is also utilized in industrial textile treatment and for metal surface cleaning.
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Trichloroethylene
Essentially used in the past as a solvent, today the majority of its production goes into the production of other chemicals such as refrigeration or air conditioning systems.
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