IUPAC Name: Ethanol
HS Code: 22072000
Appearance: Clear Colorless Liquid
CAS No: 64-17-5
Common Names: Ethyl Alcohol
Ethanol is a clear, colorless liquid that is rapidly absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract and distributed throughout the body. It has bactericidal activity and is often used as a topical disinfectant. It is widely used as a solvent and preservative in pharmaceutical preparations as well as in serving as the primary ingredient in alcoholic beverages. Ethanol has widespread use as a solvent of substances intended for human contact or consumption, including scents, flavorings, colorings, and medicines.
Ethanol has a depressive effect on the central nervous system and because of its psychoactive effects, it is considered a drug. Death from ethanol consumption is possible when blood alcohol level reaches 0.4%. A blood level of 0.5% or more is commonly fatal.
|Appearance||Clear, colorless liquid||Clear, colorless liquid|
|Acidity (as h+)||0.1max||0.03||mmol/100g|
|Potassium permanganate-reducing||0.00025 max||0.00020||%|
|Hydroxy compound(as co)||0.003 max||0.003||%|
|Alkalinity (as oh) mmol/100g||0.005% max||0.0002||%|