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Ethanol structure
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  • Synonyms:

    RGA; Etha; Spirt; C2H5OH; Jaysol; Tecsol; Thanol; Etanol; Algrain; Alkohol

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Ethanol is highly soluble in water and organic solvents, but poorly soluble in fats and oils. Ethanol itself is a good solvent, which is used in cosmetics, paints and tinctures
. Density of ethanol at 68 °F (20 °C) is 789 g/l. Pure ethanol is neutral (pH ~7). Most alcoholic beverages are more or less acidic.
Ethanol/ethyl alcohol is highly flammable liquid, hygroscopic, and fully miscible in water. Ethanol is incompatible with a large number of chemicals such as strong oxidisi

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Basic Attributes

  • 64-17-5

  • C2H6O

  • 46.06840

  • 46.04190

  • 20.23000

  • -0.00140

  • 270-649-4


  • 1

  • 1

  • 0


  • Ethanol with a small amount of an adulterant added so as to be unfit for use as a beverage.

  • 0.789

  • -114ºC

  • 78ºC

  • 12ºC

  • 1.3614

  • Miscible

  • Store at RT.

  • Vapour pressure, kPa at 20°C: 5.8

  • 1.59

  • Stable. Substances to be avoided include strong oxidizing agents, peroxides, acids, acid chlorides, acid anhydrides, alkali metals, ammonia, moisture. Forms explosive mixtures with air. Hygroscopic.

Safety Information

  • II

  • 3

  • 2207200010

  • UN 1170/1986/1987

  • nwg

  • R11

  • S16-S7

  • KQ6300000

  • F

  • Fireproof. Separated from : see Chemical Dangers.

  • P210, P233, P240, P241, P242, P243, P264, P280, P303+P361+P353, P305+P351+P338, P337+P313, P370+P378, P403+P235, P501

  • H225

  • Class IB Flammable Liquid: Fl.P. below 73°F and BP at or above 100°F.

  • vol% in air: 3.17.7

  • LD50 in young, old rats (g/kg): 10.6, 7.06 orally (Wiberg)


Suitable for use in the precipitation of nucleic acids. It is one of the important basic chemical raw materials. It is widely used in organic synthesis, medicine, pesticide and other industries. It is also an important organic solvent. Used as fuel for self-service hot pot, fuel for field trips, etc. Often used as analytical reagents, but also in the pharmaceutical industry

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Price Analysis

  • 2021-07-26

    Reference price of Ethanol is 1066.988USD/MT, down 0.16% from 1068.724USD/MT on 2021-07-23.

  • 2021-07-23

    Reference price of Ethanol is 1068.724USD/MT, down 0.04% from 1069.138USD/MT on 2021-07-22.

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