Methanol aka Methyl Alcohol (CAS 67-56-1) is a colourless liquid, volatile in nature. Its molecular formula is CH3OH and it has a sweet and pungent odour. It is the simplest aliphatic alcohol, consisting of methyl and an alcohol group. This flammable liquid boils at 64.7° C and is miscible with water and ethanol. Methanol is also called ‘wood alcohol’ because it used to be primarily produced by the destructive distillation of wood. It is widely used as a solvent in various industries. Vinati Organics is one of the largest methanol manufacturers in India.
|Odour:||Sweet and pungent|
|Boiling Point:||64.7° C|
|Melting Point:||-97.6° C|
|Vapour Pressure:||13.02 kPa (at 20 °C)|
Solubility: Miscible with water, ethanol, ether, benzene
Synonyms: Methyl alcohol, Methylol, Wood alcohol, Hydroxymethane, Carbinol.
How is it manufactured?
Methanol is produced by various methods. One of the most common modern techniques is making carbon monoxide react with hydrogen in the presence of a catalyst. Another method is biosynthesis in which methane is converted into methanol through the enzyme methane monooxygenases.
Vinati Organics Pvt. Ltd. is a renowned name in the field of speciality chemicals and organic intermediates production. We are one of the largest methanol (methyl alcohol) manufacturers in India. We provide methanol of the highest quality and purity. Our expert scientists and engineers adhere to international standards while producing this speciality chemical and we constantly innovate to make our products better. We have been manufacturing and supplying quality chemicals for more than 30 years and we have a presence in 35+ countries across Europe, US and Asia.