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 DeCS Categories

D01 Inorganic Chemicals .
D01.210 Chlorine Compounds .
D01.210.450 Hydrochloric Acid .
D01.210.450.150 Chlorides .
D01.210.450.150.525 Mercuric Chloride .
D01.538 Mercury Compounds .
D01.538.500 Mercuric Chloride .
D02 Organic Chemicals .
D02.455 Hydrocarbons .
D02.455.526 Hydrocarbons, Halogenated .
D02.455.526.439 Hydrocarbons, Chlorinated .
D02.455.526.439.632 Methyl Chloride .
D02.455.526.439.642 Methylene Chloride .
 Synonyms & Historicals
Methylene Chloride .
Solaesthin .
Bichloride, Methylene .
Chloride, Methylene .
Dichloride, Methylene .
Dichloromethane .
Methylene Bichloride .
Methylene Dichloride .
A chlorinated hydrocarbon that has been used as an inhalation anesthetic and acts as a narcotic in high concentrations. Its primary use is as a solvent in manufacturing and food technology. .
Methyl Chloride .
Chloromethane .
Chloride, Methyl .
A hydrocarbon used as an industrial solvent. It has been used as an aerosal propellent, as a refrigerant and as a local anesthetic. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 31st ed, p1403) .
Mercuric Chloride .
Corrosive Sublimate .
HgCl2 .
Mercuric Perchloride .
Mercury Bichloride .
Mercury Perchloride .
Sublimate .
Bichloride, Mercury .
Chloride, Mercuric .
Dichloride, Mercury .
Perchloride, Mercuric .
Perchloride, Mercury .
Sublimate, Corrosive .
Mercury Dichloride .
Mercury chloride (HgCl2). A highly toxic compound that volatizes slightly at ordinary temperature and appreciably at 100 degrees C. It is corrosive to mucous membranes and used as a topical antiseptic and disinfectant. .