Ethyl alcohol, denatured

reagent grade

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Quality Level


reagent grade




1% ethyl acetate as denaturant
1% hydrocarbons as denaturant
1% methyl isobutyl ketone as denaturant
5% methanol as denaturant


≤0.15% water

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General description

Ethanol (denatured), a primary alcohol, is a constituent of hairspray, disinfectants and cosmetics. It can be synthesized either from molasses by fermentation or by hydration of ethylene. It is made non-consumable by the addition of denaturants.
The product is denatured ethyl alcohol and it contains following as denaturant:
  • 1% ethyl acetate
  • 1% hydrocarbons
  • 1% methyl isobutyl ketone
  • 5% methanol
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. Denatured alcohol is also referred to as industrial methylated spirit.


Ethyl alcohol (denatured ethanol) may be used to compose the Nital etchant for use in microstructural analysis.


18, 20, 200 L in steel drum
4 L in poly bottle

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Hazard Statements

Target Organs


Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves


UN1170 - class 3 - PG 2 - Ethanol

WGK Germany


Flash Point(F)

48.2 °F - closed cup

Flash Point(C)

9 °C - closed cup

Certificate of Analysis
Certificate of Origin
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