Methanol

IUPAC Name: Methanol

HS Code: 29051100

Formula: CH3OH

Appearance: Colorless Liquid

CAS No: 67-56-1

Common Names: Alcohol Methyl, Methanol, Methyl Alcohol

Methanol, also known as wood alcohol with the chemical formula CH3OH, is a widely used organic solvent. As the simplest alcohol, methanol is light, colourless and volatile. It is also a flammable liquid with a special odour similar to drinking alcohol. Due to its toxicity, methanol can cause metabolic acidosis and even death.

As a common solvent, methanol has a broad range of applications. The largest one is to produce other chemicals. Methanol is usually converted into acetic acid, formaldehyde, and olefins. It is also an essential material in paint industry.

Methanol is also used in Fuel & Energy Industry on a limited basis to fuel internal combustion engines. Low levels of methanol can be used in existing vehicles, with the use of proper co-solvents and corrosion inhibitors.

Property Units Value
Appearance Clear, colorless liquid
Purity % ≥99
Evaporation Residue mg/kg ≤2
Acetone mg/kg ≤10
Impurities ppb ≤0.3
Emission Max for Impurities ppb ≤1.0
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