1,2-Dichloroethane, Lab Grade *

Also Known As Ethylene Dichloride (EDC), Glycol Dichloride, Or Dutch Oil

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About 1,2-Dichloroethane, Lab Grade

The chemical compound 1,2-dichloroethane, commonly known as ethylene dichloride (EDC), is a chlorinated hydrocarbon. It is a colourless liquid with a chloroform-like odor. The most common use of 1,2-dichloroethane is in the production of vinyl chloride, which is used to make polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipes, furniture and automobile upholstery, wall coverings, housewares, and automobile parts. 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 and other chlorocarbons.

1,2-dichloroethane is a member of the class of chloroethanes substituted by two chloro groups at positions 1 and 2. It has a role as a non-polar solvent and a mutagen. Ethylene dichloride appears as a clear colorless liquid with a chloroform-like odor. Flash point 56°F. Denser than water and insoluble in water. Vapors are heavier than air. Density 10.4 lb / gal. 1,2-Dichloroethane, also called ethylene dichloride, is a manufactured chemical that is not found naturally in the environment. It is a clear liquid and has a pleasant smell and sweet taste. The growing demand for the production of vinyl chloride monomers drives the demand growth for the ethylene dichloride market. Vinyl chloride is used for the production of pipes, tubes, windows, doors. 

Common Uses and Applications

  • Raw material
  • Solvent
  • Grease metal remover
  • Cleaning and pesticides agent
  • Oil seeds extractor
  • Fumigation agent
  • Amine carrier in leaching copper ores
  • Scavenger for lead in gasoline
  • Paint, varnish, and finish remover
  • Cloth cleaner
  • Oils, fats, waxes, and resins remover
  • Laboratory reagent
  • Wetting agent


  • Vinyl chloride (a variety of plastics products and automobile and furniture parts)
  • Chemical
  • Cleaning and pesticides
  • Construction (cement)
  • Paints and coating
  • Adhesives (glue wallpaper or carpeting)
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Gas
  • Textile
  • Metal

Chemistry Table

CAS Number 107-06-2
Molecular Formula C2H4Cl2
Formula Weight 98.96
Assay Min 99.0%
Appearance Clear
Color (APHA) 10
Residue after Evaporation 0.002%
Titrable Acid 0.0003 meq/g
Water 0.03%

Safety and Shipping Information

DOT: Ethylene dichloride, 3, UN1184, PG II, marine pollutant, Hazmat Fee Required

Important: This product will only be shipped to Schools, Universities, Laboratories, or Companies. If you are an individual ordering this product, it will not be shipped to you. It will be deleted from your order and the rest of the order will be shipped without your confirmation. A Statement of Use if required for purchase.

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