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.
|Melting Point||-113 °C|
|Boiling Point||78 °C at 760 mm Hg|
Synonyms: TSDA, Ethanol I Ethyl Alcohol, Alcohol, Methylcarbinol, EtOH
Chemical Formula: C2H6O
CAS Number: 64-17-5