Ethyl Alcohol

Ethyl alcohol is an important industrial chemical with a wide variety of uses; it is used as a solvent, in the synthesis of other organic chemicals, and as an additive to automotive gasoline. Ethyl alcohol is also the intoxicating ingredient of many alcoholic beverages such as beer, wine and distilled spirits.


Molar Weight46,07 g/mol
Melting Point-114,1 °C
Boiling Point78,37 °C
Flash Point14 °C
FormsLiquid (clear)

Uses and Applications

Key applications

  • Ink, toner and colourant
  • Food additive
  • Sanitizers
  • Preservative
  • Solvents
  • Cosmetic products
  • Beauty products
  • Paint and Coatings


  • Pharma
  • Oil & Gas
  • Cleaning
  • Coatings & Construction
  • Polymers
  • Cosmetics
  • Water Treatment
  • Food
  • Agrobusiness
  • Lubricants
  • Rubber

Synonyms: Ethanol, TSDA I 1-hydroxyethane I EtOH

Chemical Formula: C2H6O

CAS Number: 64-17-5