Methylene chloride (Di chloromethane)
Methylene chloride is prepared by the following methods
a) Reduction of chloroform in the presence of Zn + HCl gives methylene chloride.
Chlorination of methane gives methylene chloride
Methylene chloride is used as
i. aerosol spray propellant
ii. solvent in paint remover
iii. process solvent in the manufacture of drugs
iv. a metal cleaning solvent
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