Methyl Chloride

Methyl Chloride (CH3Cl) is a colorless gas with faint sweet odor (also known as chloromethane), shipped as a liquid under its vapor pressure, which may react violently or explosively with interhalogens, magnesium, zinc, potassium, sodium or their alloys. Because it is flammable, we recommend a safe chemical storage building that meets specific regulations for storing Methyl Chloride. Please review our fire rated products: FIRELoc, SUPERLoc, DRUMLoc

Methyl Chloride Storing Details

  • Flammable Details: Toxic and irritating gases generated during fire.
  • Storage Details: Keep separated from incompatible substances, such as oxidizers. Store and handle in accordance with all current regulations and standards. Store in compliant, approved flammables storage buildings, separated from oxidizers and sources of ignition.
  • Compatible Details: Incompatible with natural rubber and neoprene composites
  • Description: Chloromethane, also called methyl chloride, R-40 or HCC 40, is a chemical compound of the group of organic compounds called haloalkanes. It was once widely used as a refrigerant.
  • Classification: CLASS 2.1
  • Brand Name: n/a

Methyl Chloride Properties

Formula Density Boiling Point; IUPAC ID Molar Mass Soluble In Melting Point
CH3Cl 2.22 g/cm³ -11.9°F (-24.4°C) Chloromethane 50.49 g/mol Water -97.4°C, 176 K, -143°F




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