All the substances generated by one step and used for the succeeding step are considered intermediates.

Intermediates

 

Intermediates are chemical substances produced during the conversion of some reactant to a product. Most synthetic processes involve transformation of some readily available and often inexpensive substance to some desired product through a succession of steps.

All the substances generated by one step and used for the succeeding step are considered intermediates.

 

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VALUE PROPOSITION

PRODUCT NAME:     Methanol

 

PRODUCT CATEGORY:     Intermediates

 

DESCRIPTION:     Is a chemical compound with chemical formula CH3OH. It is the simplest alcohol, and is a light, volatile, colourless, flammable, poisonous liquid with a distinctive odor that is somewhat milder and sweeter than ethanol (ethyl alcohol). It is used as an antifreeze, solvent, fuel, and as a denaturant for ethyl alcohol. It is also used for producing biodiesel via transesterification reaction.

 

APPLICATIONS:     Methanol is frequently used as a denaturant additive for ethanol manufactured for industrial uses.

 

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS:

PropertyMeasureMinimumMaximumMethod
Purity99.85 wt. %G.C.
AppearanceVisual
Color - Platinum Cobalt Scale5ASTM D1209
Specific Gravity @ 20/20oC0.7910.793ASTM D4052
Water0.05 wt.%ASTM E203
Acidity, as Acetic Acid0.003 wt.%ASTM D1613
Permanganate Time60 minutesASTM D1363
Acetone0.003 wt.%ASTM D1612
Distillation @ 760 mm Hg1oC64.6oCASTM D1078
Carbonizable Substances30ASTM E346
Water MiscibilityASTM D1722
Non Volatile Matter, g/100ml0.0008ASTM D1353
Alkalinity, As ammonia, wt%0.003ASTM D1614
Chlorides as CL mg/kg0.5Turbidmetric
Ethanol, ppm20GC Capillary
Total Iron as Fe mg/kg0.10ASTM E394
Sulphur, mg/kg.0.50ASTM D3961

 

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STRUCTURE:     CH3OH

 

SHIPPING NAME:     Methanol

 

UN NUMBER:     UN1230

 

CAS NUMBER:     67-56-1

 

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