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Methanol is a colorless, volatile and flammable liquid with a mild alcohol odor. Methanol is used as an industrial solvent in resins, inks, adhesives, paint strippers, aerosol and non-aerosol spray paints, etc. Plus, this product is used as a reagent for chemicals such as acetic acid, formaldehyde, cholesterol, antibiotics, and other pharmaceuticals.

ArChem provides Methanol and other organic solvents with different properties for various industrial applications. Plus, ArChem provides other chemical products including Nitrocellulose, Nitrocellulose solution, plasticizers, etc. for further information please contact our technical sales team in ArChem. 

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What is Methanol?

Methanol(also known as methyl alcohol and wood alcohol) is an organic solvent with the formula of CH3OH. It is one of the basic chemicals and is used to produce many other chemical products Such as different solvents, fuels, and antifreezes.

Methanol (abbreviated as MeOH) is soluble in other alcohols, esters, ketones, ethers, etc. Plus, this product is soluble in water.

Methanol Technical Properties

The chemical and physical properties of ArChem Methanol are listed below:

Molecular FormulaCH4O or CH3OH
IUPAC namemethanol
Cas Number67-56-1
Molecular weight32.04 g/mol
Density0.791 g cm–3
Boiling Point64.7 °C
Flashpoint11.1 °C
Melting Point-98 °C
FlammabilityHighly flammable

Methanol Applications

ArChem Methanol is an important chemical that is utilized in the production of different solvents, antifreeze, carpeting, adhesives, and dyes. Some of ArChem Methanol’s uses are listed below:

  • Methanol is used as a solvent for inks, resins, adhesives, and dyes.
  • Methanol is used as an anti-freezing agent for radiators. It is also injected into natural gas pipelines to lower the freezing point of water during oil and gas transport.
  • Methanol is used as an alternative motor fuel.
  • Methanol is used in the production of formaldehyde, methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE), and acetic acid.
  • Methanol is used in wastewater treatment
  • Methanol is used in some analytical techniques such as chromatography.

Methanol Production

Methanol is industrially produced by carbon monoxide hydrogenation in the presence of copper-zinc catalysts.

CO + 2 H2 → CH3OH

Plus, regarding the excess hydrogen, carbon dioxide is injected into the methanol synthesis reactor and it reacts to form methanol according to the:

CO2 + 3 H2 → CH3OH + H2O

Methanol Storage

Methanol is a Flammable liquid and should be stored in a special area for flammable liquids. Other storage conditions of ArChem Methanol are listed below:

  • Methanol should be stored in a cool, well-ventilated area that is free from all sources of ignition.
  • Methanol containers should be kept tightly closed.
  • Methanol can be poisonous and should be labeled as toxic.
  • Methanol should be stored away from direct sunlight and moisture.

Methanol Health Hazards

Exposure to Methanol by inhalation or ingestion may result in visual disturbances, such as blurred or dimness of vision. Other hazardous effects are listed below:

  • Methanol can irritate the skin and produce mild dermatitis.
  • Inhalation or oral exposure to methanol may result in headaches, dizziness, insomnia, nausea, and gastric disturbances.

Personal protective equipment (PPE) should be worn when handling Methanol to protect the eyes, face, and skin. Plus, the environment must be properly ventilated. If contact is made with the skin, immediately wash the contaminated area and seek medical attention. If contact is made with the eyes, immediately wash them with large amounts of water.

In ArChem, we provide our customers with a large number of solvents for different industries. Our products are produced to the highest quality, with all analytical measurements performed under international standards.
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What are the uses of Methanol solvent?

Methanol solvent is commonly used in resins, inks, adhesives, and paints. Plus, this product is used as a chemical agent in pharmaceuticals.

What is the other name of Methanol?

The other name of methanol is methyl alcohol.

What is the price of Methanol?

ArChem solvents can be purchased in a variety of volumes. Depending on your orders, Prices are different. for more information, please contact our technical sales team in ArChem.

Is Methanol toxic?

Methanol is a poisonous substance that can be absorbed through the eyes, skin, lungs, and digestive system. Personal protective equipment should be worn when handling Methanol to protect the eyes, face, and skin.

What is the CAS number of Methanol? 

The CAS number of Methanol is 67-56-1.

What is the HS code for Methanol?

The HS code of Methanol is 29051100.


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