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ArroChem’s Methanol, also known as methyl alcohol or wood alcohol, is an organic compound with the chemical formula CH3OH. It is a clear, colorless, and volatile liquid with a characteristic odor. Methanol is a widely used industrial chemical, solvent, and fuel source.

General Characteristics:

Appearance:  

Solubility in Water, 25°C:

Flash Point:     

Specific Gravity:   

 

 

Clear, colorless liquid

Completely miscible with water

11°C (52°F) (closed cup)

~0.785 – 0.795 g/cm³ at 20°C (68°F)

Application:

Methanol finds numerous applications across various industries due to its versatile properties. Key applications include:

  • Chemical Industry: Used as a feedstock in the production of formaldehyde, acetic acid, and other chemicals.
  • Solvent: Serves as a solvent in various chemical processes, including the production of biodiesel and other industrial applications.
  • Fuel: Used as a clean-burning fuel in methanol fuel cells and as an alternative fuel or gasoline additive.
  • Antifreeze and De-Icing Agent: Found in antifreeze and windshield washer fluid due to its low freezing point.
  • Medical and Laboratory Use: Employed as an antiseptic and preservative in certain medical and laboratory applications.

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