It is a highly volatile liquid (see fast facts table), but it is neither flammable nor explosive in air.
Dichloromethane is commonly produced by chlorinating methane.
Dichloromethane (DCM or methylene chloride) is an organochloride compound with the formula CH2Cl2. This colorless, volatile liquid with a chloroform-like, sweet odour is widely used as a solvent. Although it is not miscible with water, it is polar, and miscible with many organic solvents.