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