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SAFC

Ethanol

absolute suitable for use as excipient EMPROVE® exp Ph Eur,BP,JP,USP

Synonym(s):
Ethyl alcohol
Linear Formula:
CH3CH2OH
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
46.07
Beilstein:
1718733
MDL number:
EC Index Number:
200-578-6

Quality Level

Agency/Method

BP
JP
Ph. Eur.
USP

vapor density

1.59 (vs air)

vapor pressure

44.6 mmHg ( 20 °C)
59 hPa ( 20 °C)

product line

EMPROVE® Exp

assay

≥99.2% (m/m)
≥99.5% (v/v)

form

liquid

autoignition temp.

683 °F

potency

6200 mg/kg LD50, oral (Rat)

expl. lim.

19 %, 60 °F

refractive index

n20/D 1.3600 (lit.)

pH

7.0 (20 °C, 10 g/L in H2O)

bp

78 °C (lit.)

mp

−114 °C (lit.)

transition temp

flash point 12 °C

density

0.789 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

Featured Industry

Pharmaceutical
biopharma process and formulation
liquid formulation
ophthalmics
parenterals
semi-solid formulation

storage temp.

2-25°C

SMILES string

CCO

InChI

1S/C2H6O/c1-2-3/h3H,2H2,1H3

InChI key

LFQSCWFLJHTTHZ-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

Finding the right excipient that matches your needs as well as regulatory demands can be a complicated challenge in formulation. With our application know-how and regulatory expertise, we support you in every step of development, scale-up, and production.
As part of our Emprove® Program, our raw materials are offered with extensive documentation facilitating compliance of your pharma and biopharma product, full supply chain transparency and risk mitigation. Our SAFC® portfolio of high-quality products for biopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical formulation and production withstands strict quality control procedures and is produced according to applicable cGMP guidelines.

Application

Ethanol is used as a solvent in oral, topical, and parenteral formulations.
Due to its low microbial and endotoxin limits, Ethanol absolute Emprove® Expert is especially suitable for high-risk applications.

Footnote

1Distribution and use of ethyl alcohol in Switzerland require a license from the Swiss Federal Alcohol Administration

Legal Information

Emprove is a registered trademark of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
SAFC is a registered trademark of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

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Danger

Hazard Classifications

Eye Irrit. 2 - Flam. Liq. 2

Storage Class Code

3 - Flammable liquids

WGK Germany

WGK 1

Flash Point F

55.4 °F

Flash Point C

13 °C

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

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