Methanol is the simplest alcohol, which contains only one carbon atom (CH3OH). It is also known as wood alcohol, it is a colorless liquid that can be produced from different feedstock resources, predominately from natural gas and coal.
Synonyms : Carbinol, Hydroxymethane, Methyl alcohol, Methyl hydrate Propan-2-ol; Isopropanol
CAS No. : 67-56-1
Chemical Formula : CH4O
Methanol is used to produce a variety of chemicals, including formaldehyde and acetic acid.Formaldehyde is added to adhesives used in the wood industry, such as plywood, particle board and laminates. Formaldehyde is also a key component of resins used to coat paper and plastic products. Industrial uses of acetic acid include preparing metal acetates, used in some printing processes; vinyl acetate, used to produce plastics; and cellulose acetate, used in photographic films and textiles; and butyl acetates, widely used as solvents in paints, lacquers and resins.