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Also known as Ethyl alcohol

H.S.Code 29309091 CAS No. 64-17-5
Molecular Formula CH3CH2OH Molecular Weight 46.07
Physical State Liquid Refractive index 1.3611
Odour Pleasant, Methanol-like Solubility in water Miscible
Density 0.79 g/cm³ Flash point 14 °C
pH value 7.33 Melting Point −114.14 °C

About Ethanol

Ethanol a simple alcohol with the chemical formula C2H6O, is an organic chemical compound. Ethanol is a volatile, flammable, colorless liquid with a slight characteristic odor. Ethanol is naturally produced by the fermentation of sugars by yeasts or via petrochemical processes such as ethylene hydration.

The largest single use of ethanol is as an engine fuel and fuel additive. Ethanol is considered a universal solvent, as its molecular structure allows for the dissolving of both polar, hydrophilic and nonpolar, hydrophobic compounds. Ethanol is used in medical wipes and most commonly in antibacterial hand sanitizer gels as an antiseptic for its bactericidal and anti-fungal effects. Ethanol may be administered as an antidote to ethylene glycol poisoning and methanol poisoning.

Ethanol Molecular Image

Ethanol Specifications

Packaging 500 ml
Form Liquid
Colour Colourless
Grade LR
Hazard Class 3
Storage Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place
Shelf Life 36 Months
Ethanol Bottle

500 ml