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About Methanol

Methanol is the simplest alcohol, and is a light, volatile, colorless, flammable liquid with a distinctive odor very similar to that of ethanol (drinking alcohol).[10] However, unlike ethanol, methanol is highly toxic and unfit for consumption. At room temperature, it is a polar liquid, and is used as an antifreeze, solvent, fuel, and as a denaturant for ethanol. It is also used for producing biodiesel via transesterification reaction.



Visit these links to learn more:

The Methanol Institute
Frequently Asked Questions About the Safe Handling & Use of Methanol
Methanol Safe Handling Manual

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
International Chemical Safety Card—Methanol

Centers for Disease Control
METHANOL : Systemic Agent

U.S. National Library of Medicine
Methanol: Toxicology Data Network