What is Denatured Ethanol

Ethanol is a clear, colorless liquid rapidly absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract and distributed throughout the body. It has bactericidal activity and is used often as a topical disinfectant. It is widely used as a solvent and preservative in pharmaceutical preparations as well as serving as the primary ingredient in alcoholic beverages. Indeed, 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. Ethanol has a complex mode of action and affects multiple systems in the brain, most notably it acts as an agonist to the GABA receptors. Death from ethanol consumption is possible when blood alcohol level reaches 0. 4%. A blood level of 0. 5% or more is commonly fatal. Levels of even less than 0. 1% can cause intoxication, with unconsciousness often occurring at 0. 3-0. 4 %. Etha (...)

  • Synonyms: TSDA, Ethanol, Ethyl Alcohol, Alcohol, Methylcarbinol, EtOH
  • INCI: Denatured Ethanol
  • Chemical Formula: CH3CH2OH
  • CAS Number: 64-17-5

Product Specifications

Characteristics
Chemical Formula CH3CH2OH
CAS Number 64-17-5
Molar Weight 46.07 g/mol
Melting Point -173.4 °F (NTP, 1992)
Boiling Point 173.3 °F at 760 mm Hg (NTP, 1992)
Forms Ethanol with a small amount of an adulterant added so as to be unfit for use as a beverage.

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