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- Molecular formula: C2H4Cl2
- Molar mass: 98.959
- CAS Registry Number: 107-06-2
- Appearance: 1,2-Dichloroethane, 99+%; 1,2-Dichloroethane, ACS, 99+%; 1,2-Dichloroethane, Spectrophotometric Grade, 99+%; 1,2-Dichloroethane, HPLC Grade, 99% min; 1,2-Dichloroethane, 99+%; 1,2-Dichloroethane, ACS, 99+%; 1,2-Dichloroethane, Spectrophotometric Grade, 99+%; 1,2-Dichloroethane, HPLC Grade, 99% min; Colorless liquid with a pleasant, chloroform-like odor. [Note: Decomposes slowly, becomes acidic & darkens in color.]
- Melting point: -35
- Boiling point: 83
- Solubility: Water, 8600 mg/L (25 deg C), 5100 mg/L ( deg C)
- Safety sheet: Not available
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The chemical compound 1,2-dichloroethane (or DCA) commonly known by its old name of ethylene dichloride (EDC), is a chlorinated hydrocarbon, mainly used to produce vinyl chloride monomer (VCM, chloroethene), the major precursor for PVC production. It is a colourless liquid with a chloroform-like odour. 1,2-Dichloroethane is also used generally as an intermediate for other organic chemical compounds and as a solvent. It forms azeotropes with many other solvents, including water (b.p. 70.5 C) and other chlorocarbons.
1,2-Dichloroethane (IUPAC Name); 1,2-Dce; 1,2-Ethylene dichloride; 1,2-Ethylidene dichloride; alpha,beta-dichloroethane; EDC; ethane dichloride; 1,2-Dichloro-ethane; ethylene dichloride
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