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METHYLCHLORIDE

DOI: 10.1615/AtoZ.m.methylchloride

Methylchloride (CH3Cl) is a colorless, sweet smelling gas that is slightly soluble in water. It is obtained by either the chlorination of methane or the reaction of hydrochloric acid with methanol. It forms a flammable mixture with air at low concentrations and is highly toxic. Its usage as a raw material for the production of CFCs has dramatically decreased in recent years, but it is still used in the production of silicones and synthetic rubber.

Molecular weight: 50.49Critical temperature:416.3 K
Melting point:175.45 KCritical pressure:6.68 MPa
Boiling point:248.9 KCritical density:363 kg/m3
Normal vapor density:1.39 kg/m3(@0°C, 101.3 kPa)
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