Dehydrated Alcohol

Pharmaceutical Secondary Standard; Certified Reference Material

Ethanol, Ethyl alcohol
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certified reference material
pharmaceutical secondary standard

Quality Level

vapor density

1.59 (vs air)

vapor pressure

44.6 mmHg ( 20 °C)




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autoignition temp.

683 °F

expl. lim.

19 %, 60 °F


HPLC: suitable
gas chromatography (GC): suitable

refractive index

n20/D 1.3600 (lit.)


78 °C (lit.)


−114 °C (lit.)


0.789 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)

Featured Industry

Pharmaceutical (small molecule)



pharmacopeia traceability

traceable to USP 1012772

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General description

Pharmaceutical secondary standards for application in quality control provide pharma laboratories and manufacturers with a convenient and cost-effective alternative to the preparation of in-house working standards. Dehydrated Alcohol is a common organic solvent that is widely used in chemistry, biochemistry, and molecular biology. It is also utilized in pharmaceutical and perfume manufacture. It is also employed in in vivo studies on alcohol-related pathology.


These Secondary Standards are qualified as Certified Reference Materials. These are suitable for use in several analytical applications including but not limited to pharma release testing, pharma method development for qualitative and quantitative analyses, food and beverage quality control testing, and other calibration requirements.

Analysis Note

These secondary standards offer multi-traceability to the USP, EP (PhEur) and BP primary standards, where they are available.

Other Notes

This Certified Reference Material (CRM) is produced and certified in accordance with ISO 17034 and ISO/IEC 17025. All information regarding the use of this CRM can be found on the certificate of analysis.


1Distribution and use of ethyl alcohol in Switzerland require a license from the Swiss Federal Alcohol Administration
To see an example of a Certificate of Analysis for this material enter LRAC1686 in the slot below. This is an example certificate only and may not be the lot that you receive.


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Hazard Statements


UN1170 - class 3 - PG 2 - Ethanol

WGK Germany


Flash Point(F)

55.4 °F

Flash Point(C)

13 °C

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

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