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Ethyl alcohol, Pure

200 proof, meets USP testing specifications

Synonym(s):
absolute alcohol, non-denatured ethanol, Ethanol
Linear Formula:
CH3CH2OH
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
46.07
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:

Quality Level

grade

ACS reagent (Traceable to ACS product listing.)

Agency

meets USP testing specifications

vapor density

1.59 (vs air)

assay

≥99.50%

form

liquid

expl. lim.

3.1-27.7 %

concentration

200 proof

evapn. residue

≤0.0025%

pH

7.0 (20 °C, 10 g/L)

bp

78.3 °C

mp

-114 °C

solubility

water: soluble

λ

in H2O

UV absorption

λ: 240 nm Amax: 0.40
λ: 250 nm Amax: 0.30
λ: 260 nm Amax: 0.30
λ: 270 nm Amax: 0.10
λ: 340 nm Amax: 0.10

InChI

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

InChI key

LFQSCWFLJHTTHZ-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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General description

Prices include Federal Tax.
The product is a non-denatured 200proof ethanol. Ethanol, a primary alcohol, is an important raw material for the synthesis of various compounds. It can be synthesized either from molasses by fermentation or by hydration of ethylene. It acts as a hydrogen source and reaction medium during the transfer hydrogenation of carbonyl compounds in the presence of sodium hydroxide. The impact of ethanol/water fumigation on the performance of diesel engines has been studied.

Application

Pure ethyl alcohol has been used for the homogenization of tissue samples.

Packaging

500, 6×500 mL in glass bottle
1, 4 L in glass bottle

Other Notes

Sales restrictions may apply

Pictograms

FlameExclamation mark

Signal Word

Danger

Hazard Statements

Hazard Classifications

Eye Irrit. 2 - Flam. Liq. 2

Storage Class Code

3 - Flammable liquids

WGK

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

55.4 °F

Flash Point(C)

13 °C

Certificate of Analysis

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Certificate of Origin

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  11. What is 190 proof and 200 proof ethanol?

    All non-denatured ethanol products have a proof associated with the product description. The proof is a measure of the water content of the ethanol portion of the product. The proof is calculated as two times (2 x) the actual ethanol concentration by volume.

  12. How can I get help with the ATF paperwork for 190 and 200 proof ethanol?

    Because these non-denatured ethanol products are federally regulated, an ATF permit is required to purchase 190 and 200 proof ethanol. Sigma-Aldrich takes the hassle out of this process for you! There is no ATF paperwork needed or records to be kept on your part. Sigma-Aldrich holds the permit, and immediately pays the federal excise tax. For more regulatory information regarding the tax on ethanol, visit the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

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