WHAT IS ETHYL ALCOHOL
Ethanol, also known as ethyl alcohol and drinking alcohol, is the main type of alcohol found in many popular adult beverages. In its preprocessed form, ethyl alcohol is a colorless liquid that exhibits a slight odor and is also highly volatile and flammable.
- Synonyms: Ethanol, grain alcohol, drinking alcohol, EtOH
- INCI: Ethyl alcohol
- Chemical formula: C2H5OH
- CAS #: 64-17-5
- Hazard: H225 - Highly flammable liquid and vapor, H319 - Causes serious eye irritation
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|Solubilities||Miscible in water|
|Density||0.7893 g/cm3 (at 20° C)|
|Boiling point||78.24 ± 0.09° C (172.83 ± 0.16° F)|
|Freezing point||-173 °F|
|Molecular weight||46.07 g/mol|
|Weight per gallon||6.79 lb/gal|
|Grades||FCC, Technical, Reagent, USP, FG Kosher|
USES AND APPLICATIONS FOR ETHYL ALCOHOL
Ethyl alcohol uses include cosmetics, hydroalcoholic gels, pharmaceuticals, solvent.
- Coatings & Construction: Ethyl alcohol’s miscibility in water makes it highly amenable to use as a solvent. It serves as a main ingredient in paints and coatings.
- Personal Care: Ethyl alcohol is used as a delivery medium in personal care products such as deodorants, perfumes, and mouthwash.
- HI&I: It is used as disinfectant in household cleaning products
- Pharmaceutical: It is used in the formulation of antiseptic, anesthetics, tableting, antibiotics.
- Food and Nutrition: It finds it application in beer, wine and distilled spirits.
Ethanol is a volatile, flammable, colorless liquid with a slight characteristic odor.
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Ethanol comes in cans, pails, drums, totes, and bulk.
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