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34860

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Methanol

suitable for HPLC, ≥99.9%

Synonym(s):
Methyl alcohol
Linear Formula:
CH3OH
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
32.04
Beilstein:
1098229
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.21

vapor density

1.11 (vs air)

Quality Level

vapor pressure

410 mmHg ( 50 °C)
97.68 mmHg ( 20 °C)

assay

≥99.9%

form

liquid

autoignition temp.

725 °F

expl. lim.

36 %

technique(s)

HPLC: suitable
immunofluorescence: suitable

impurities

≤0.0005% non-volatile matter
≤1 ppb fluorescence (quinine) at 254 nm
≤1 ppb fluorescence (quinine) at 365 nm
<0.03% water (Karl Fischer)

evapn. residue

<0.0005%

color

APHA: ≤10

refractive index

n20/D 1.329 (lit.)

bp

64.7 °C (lit.)

mp

−98 °C (lit.)

density

0.791 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

λ

neat

UV absorption

λ: 205 nm Amax: ≤1.00
λ: 210 nm Amax: ≤0.60
λ: 220 nm Amax: ≤0.30
λ: 230 nm Amax: ≤0.20
λ: 235 nm Amax: ≤0.10
λ: 240 nm Amax: ≤0.10
λ: 260 nm Amax: ≤0.04
λ: 280 nm Amax: ≤0.01
λ: 400 nm Amax: ≤0.01

application(s)

food and beverages

SMILES string

CO

InChI

1S/CH4O/c1-2/h2H,1H3

InChI key

OKKJLVBELUTLKV-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

Methanol is an organic solvent that can be synthesized from syngas in the presence of CuO/ZnO/Al2O3 catalysts. It is an ideal candidate as a hydrogen source in fuel cell technology due to its high H/C ratio, low propensity for soot generation, relatively low reforming temperature and as it exists in liquid state at room temperature. In a direct methanol fuel cell (DMFC), methanol undergoes oxidation with air to generate electricity. The olefins (ethylene or propylene) formed from methanol via MTO (methanol-to-olefins) process, can be an alternate to oil and gas to produce hydrocarbon fuels.
Thermochemical conversion of methanol to C2-C10 hydrocarbons in the presence of shape-selective zeolites has been reported. Its oxidation on Ru-Pt catalyst system by ruthenium ad-atoms has been proposed.

Application

Methanol (MeOH) has been used in the wholemount immunofluorescence studies of embryonic tissues.
It may be used in the following studies:
  • Colony forming unit-fibroblast assay of bone marrow mononuclear cells.
  • As solvent for the preparation of extracts of hyphae of Aspergillus for the estimation of gliotoxin by reversed phase-HPLC.
  • Immunofluorescence studies.
  • To compose the eluent for the ion-pair reverse-phase HPLC isolation of nucleotides and their decomposition products.
Methanol can be used as a mobile phase in reversed-phase liquid chromatography.

Packaging

100 mL in glass bottle
1, 6×1, 2, 4×2, 4, 4×4 L in glass bottle
18 L in Pure-Pac™ 1
50, 200 L in Pure-Pac™ 2

Preparation Note

Product filtered through a 0.2 μm filter

Other Notes

Pure-Pac® II containers require the Micromatic MacroValve coupler for dispensing solvents, Z560723.
Important notice
  • The article number 34860-4X2.5L-R will be discontinued. Please order the single bottle 34860-2.5L-R which is physically identical with the same exact specifications.
  • The article number 34860-6X1L-R will be discontinued. Please order the single bottle 34860-1L-R which is physically identical with the same exact specifications.

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Legal Information

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Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 3 Dermal - Acute Tox. 3 Inhalation - Acute Tox. 3 Oral - Flam. Liq. 2 - STOT SE 1

Storage Class Code

3 - Flammable liquids

WGK

WGK 2

Flash Point(F)

49.5 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

9.7 °C - closed cup

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