DuPont™ Vertrel® XMS Plus specialty fluid is a proprietary azeotrope of Vertrel® XF with trans-1,2 dichloroethylene, cyclopentane, and methanol. It is ideal for use in a vapor degreaser with solvency power for cleaning ionic soils and flux residues from electronic assemblies.
Download the product brochure for Vertrel® specialty fluids.
Vertrel® XMS Plus is widely used for the following applications:
Compatibility and Soils
Vertrel® XMS Plus specialty fluid is compatible with most plastics and elastomers. It can be used to clean a wide variety of soils including cutting oils, gear oils, heavy greases, hydraulic oils, stamping oils, synthetic oils, vacuum oils, waxes, and mineral oils.
To check materials compatibility and determine if Vertrel® XMS Plus is the optimum solution please contact us.
Vertrel® XMS Plus has zero ozone-depletion potential and low global warming potential. It is used extensively to replace CFC-113, methyl chloroform, hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), and perfluorocarbons (PFCs) in several applications.
Vertrel® XMS Plus has been accepted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program as a substitute for ozone-depleting substances. The methanol component of Vertrel® XMS Plus is considered a hazardous air pollutant (HAP) and, therefore, subject to NESHAP regulations. Methanol is included in the SARA Title III Section 313 list of toxic chemicals, and is subject to SARA Title III (EPCRA) reporting requirements.
The components of Vertrel® XMS Plus are listed in the TSCA inventory. One component, HFC-43-10mee, is subject to the Significant New Use Rule (SNUR) and should be used only in the applications indicated in the Vertrel® XMS Plus MSDS regulatory section.
Flammability and Toxicity
Vertrel® XMS Plus exhibits no closed-cup flash point in accordance with the Pensky-Martens Closed Cup Tester (ASTM D-93) and is not classified as a flammable liquid by NFPA or DOT. However, the product does exhibit vapor flammability limits in air and has the potential to ignite in an open vessel or in case of a spill, if an ignition source is present. Laboratory tests with virgin solvent in an open vessel show the solvent will not sustain combustion and quickly self-extinguishes. Users should clear equipment of all vapors and liquids before performing any maintenance operations that may result in an ignition source.
Flash point data and limits of flammability in air provide the user with additional information that should be used as elements of a fire risk assessment and to determine guidelines for safe handling of volatile chemicals. Users should ensure compliance with NFPA standards and local fire codes.
Acute toxicity studies show that Vertrel® XMS Plus has low toxicity. It is a slight skin and eye irritant and has low inhalation toxicity. For exposure limits please refer to Vertrel® XMS Plus brochure.