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METHANOL TECHNICAL DATA SHEET

F O R P R O D U C E D M E T H A N O L

C H E M I C A L F O RMULA: CH 3 OH
C AS N o: 67-56-1
SY N ON YMS: m e t h y l a l c o h o l , w o o d a l c o h o l
DES C RI PTI O N : m e t h a n o l i s a c l e a r , c o lo r l e s s l i q u i d t h at i s s o lu a b l e i n
wat e r a n d i s b i o d e g r a d a b l e .
A P P LI C ATI O N S : • c h e m i c a l f e e d s t o c k - f o r m a l d e h y d e , ac e t i c ac i d , m t b e ,
dme, biodiesel, olefins.
• f u e l & f u e l a d d i t i v e - v e h i c l e s , s h i p s , c o o k i n g , h e at i n g
•hydrogen carrier for methanol fuel cells
• w i n d s h i e l d wa s h e r f l u i d
• wa s t e wat e r d e n i t r i f i c at i o n

T Y P I C A L PRO PERT IES :


Moluecular Weight: 32.04 g/mol Specific Gravity (20/20°C) 0.7910 - 0.7930
Purity: 99.85 %wt min Freezing Point: -97.8°C / -144°F
Water (impurity) 0.100 %wt max Boiling Point: 64.6°C / 148°F

Acetone (impurity) 30mg/kg max Flash Point (closed cup, 1 atm): 12°C / 54°F
Explosive limits in air 6% - 36%
Ethanol (impurity) 50 mg/kg max
Solubility: Methanol in Water/
Chloride (impurity) as CI- 0.5 mg/kg max 100% / 100%
Water in Methanol

P R ODUC TI O N S PECIFICAT IONS :


Methanol is typically produced to meet the methanol specificationsof the International Methanol Producers and
Consumers Association (IMPCA), which reviews and updates the specifications approximately every two years. For the
current IMPCA methanol specifications, refer to the IMPCA website at http://www.impca.eu/IMPCA/Technical/IMPCA-Documents

H AZ A RDS & PRECAUTIONS:


FLAMMABLE Methanol is flammable and burns with a clear blue flame that is For detailed PPE and
mokeless and difficult to see in daylight. Keep away from sources safe handling and
of ignition including heat, sparks, flames, and hot surfaces. Keep
storage requirements,
containers tightly closed when not in use. Containers should be
refer to the Methanol
stored in well-ventilated and cool areas.
Institute’s Methanol
HEALTH Methanol can be toxic if swallowed, inhaled, or contacts the
Safe Handling Manual
skin, although skin absorption is a slower process than ingestion
and to the
or inhalation. Avoid breathing vapors or mist. When handling
methanol, wear chemical-resistant gloves and appropriate manufacturer’s or
PPE. Depending on the activity, respiratory protection may be supplier’s Safety Data
required. If swallowed, immediately seek medical attention. Sheet for methanol..

The Methanol Institute believes the information herein to be accurate. However, the Methanol Institute assumes no liability whatsoever with
respect to the accuracy and completeness of the information, procedures, recommendations and data presented in this Technical Data Sheet
and disclaim all liability arising out of the use of such information, procedures, recommendations and data. All users of this Technical Data
Sheet must still use their own independent judgment and discretion in ensuring that they handle methanol safely. This Technical Data Sheet is
not a substitute for applicable laws and regulations, nor does it alter the obligation of the user to comply fully with federal, state, and local laws.

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