CAS RN: 64-17-5

Major Uses

For ethanol (USEPA/OPP Pesticide Code: 001501) ACTIVE products with label matches. /SRP: Registered for use in the U.S. but approved pesticide uses may change periodically and so federal, state and local authorities must be consulted for currently approved uses./
Most ethyl alcohol is used in alcoholic beverages in suitable dilutions. Reagent in synthetic organic chemistry and chromatography. Industrial and laboratory organic solvent. Other uses are in manufacture of denatured alcohol, pharmaceuticals (rubbing compounds, lotions, tonics, colognes), in perfumery. Octane booster in gasoline. Pharmaceutic aid (solvent).
... Use as a solvent, a germicide, a beverage, an antifreeze, a fuel, a depressant, and a chemical intermediate for other organic chemicals. ... The main uses for industrial ethanol are as an intermediate for the production of other chemicals and as a solvent.
Approved industrial uses for pure ... ethanol include pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, flavoring extracts, and foods.
Ethanol is a replacement for methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) as an oxygenate for fuels.
Solvent for resins, fats, fatty acids, oils, hydrocarbons; extraction medium; manufacture of acetaldehyde, acetic acid, ethylene, butadiene, 2-ethyl hexanol, dyes, pharmaceuticals, elastomers, detergents, cleaning preparations, surface coatings, cosmetics, explosives, antifreeze, beverages, antisepsis, gasohol, yeast-growth medium, octane booster in gasoline.
Manufacturing of acetaldehyde, acetic acid, ethylacetate, ethylchloride, ethylether, butadiene, ethylene dibromide, plastics and plasticizers, soap and cleaning preparations, dyes, explosives.
For surgical suture packaging
Mono-, di-, and triethylamines, produced by catalytic reaction of ethanol with ammonia, are a significant outlet for ethanol.
Medication (vet)
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