methylene chloride

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meth·yl·ene chlor·ide

(meth'ĭ-lēn klōr'īd),
Volatile liquid with a pungent odor; harmful vapor. Organic solvent used for cellulose acetate plastic; degreasing and cleaning fluids; and in food processing. Pharmaceutical aid (solvent).
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Frank Young wrote to the Public Citizen Litigation Group, on June 8, that "decaffeination use of methylene chloride.
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Stringent government regulations across the North American and European regions will have the vital influence on the overall global methylene chloride market.
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11 g of the sample into 100 mL of methylene chloride to create an 1100-ppm stock solution and serially diluting the stock to create standards bracketing the concentration of the samples.
The methylene chloride fraction of Saururus chinensis (2 mg/ml in methanol) was injected into the high performance liquid chromatography diode array detector electron ionization mass spectrometry (HPLC-DAD-EI-MS) system (Agilent 1100 series, Agilent Technologies, Palo Alto, CA, USA).
The terminals have been tested for exposure to popular cleaning chemicals such as alcohol or methylene chloride.
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