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METHANOL/METHYL ALCOHOL, CAS 67-56-1

 

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.

 

IUPAC Name: Methanol
Molecular Formula: CH3OH
Form: Liquid
Colour: Colourless
Odour: Sweet and pungent
CAS Number: 67-56-1
Boiling Point: 64.7° C
Melting Point: -97.6° C
Molar Weight 32.042
Density: 0.792 g/cm3
Vapour Pressure: 13.02 kPa (at 20 °C)
Refractive Index: 1.33141
Flammability: Flammable

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.

 

Industry Applications

  • Methanol/Methyl Alcohol is widely used as an industrial solvent for dyes, inks, resins, fragrances, cosmetics and in the production of hormones, vitamins, cholesterol and many other pharmaceutical components.
  • It is a clean-burning fuel and used as an alternative for gasoline in the automotive industry. Methanol is used to produce formaldehyde.
  • It is also very valuable as an antifreeze in pipelines.
  • Lastly, methanol is used in the chemical synthesis of dimethyl ether, sodium methoxide and methylated derivatives.

 

Summary

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.

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