What is 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 widely used in pharmaceutical industry as disinfectant and sanitizer. Ethyl alcohol is also the intoxicating ingredient of many alcoholic beverages such as beer, wine and distilled spirits.

  • Synonyms: Ethanol, Double Rectified Absolute Alcohol, TSDA, Ethyl Alcohol Absolute Denatured
  • INCI: Ethyl Alcohol
  • Chemical Formula: CH3CH2OH
  • CAS Number: 64-17-5

Product Specifications

Chemical Formula CH3CH2OH
CAS Number 64-17-5
Molar Weight 46,07 g/mol
Specific Gravity 0.79
Melting Point -114,1 °C
Boiling Point 78,37 °C
Flash Point 14 °C
Forms Clear white liquid
Grades Natural Denatured Fuel Pharma Synthetic
Variations Undenatured Ethanol 99% Undenatured Ethanol 96% Denatured Ethanol 99% Denatured Ethanol 96%

Uses and Applications for Ethyl Alcohol

Key Applications

  • Cosmetics
  • Beauty products
  • Food additive
  • Ink solvent
  • Paintings and coatings solvent
  • Preservative
  • Sanitizers


  • Water Treatment
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Solvents
  • Polymers
  • Pharma
  • Oil & Gas
  • Cleaning
  • Rubber
  • Lubricants
  • Cosmetics
  • Agriculture
  • Coatings & Construction

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