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Update date2017-01-19 02:36:15 UTC
FoodComEx IDPC000167
FoodDB RecordFDB000753
Chemical Information
NameEthanol
DescriptionIntoxicating constituent of all alcoholic beverages. It is used as a solvent and vehicle for food dressings and flavourings. Antimicrobial agent, e.g for pizza crusts prior to baking. extraction solvent for foodstuffs. Widely distributed in fruits and other foods Ethanol is a volatile, flammable, colorless liquid. It is a powerful psychoactive drug and one of the oldest recreational drugs. Best known as the type of alcohol found in alcoholic beverages, it is also used in thermometers, as a solvent, and as a fuel. In common usage, it is often referred to simply as alcohol or spirits. Ethanol is a general biomarker for the consumption of alcohol.
CAS Number64-17-5
Structure
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Synonyms
SynonymSource
[CH2Me(OH)]ChEBI
[OEtH]ChEBI
1-hydroxyethanemanual
Absolute alcoholmanual
Absolute ethanolHMDB
Absolute ethyl alcoholHMDB
AethanolChEBI
AethylalkoholChEBI
Alcare hand degermerHMDB
Alcohol etilicoChEBI
AlcoholsHMDB
Alcool ethyliqueChEBI
Alcool etilicoHMDB
AlgrainHMDB
AlkoholChEBI
Alkoholu etylowegoHMDB
AnhydrolHMDB
Anhydrous alcoholHMDB
C2H5OHChEBI
Cologne spiritHMDB
Cologne spiritsHMDB
Dehydrated alcoholHMDB
Dehydrated ethanolChEBI
Denatured ethanolHMDB
Desinfektol elHMDB
Diluted alcoholHMDB
Distilled spiritsHMDB
Drinking alcoholmanual
EtanolChEBI
Ethanol 200 proofHMDB
Ethanol solutionHMDB
EthicapHMDB
Ethyl alcHMDB
Ethyl alcoholdb_source
Ethyl alcohol anhydrousHMDB
Ethyl alcohol in alcoholic beveragesHMDB
Ethyl alcohol uspHMDB
Ethyl hydratemanual
Ethyl hydroxidemanual
Ethylic alcoholmanual
Ethylolmanual
EtOHChEBI
FEMA 2419db_source
Fermentation alcoholHMDB
Grain alcoholmanual
HinetolessHMDB
Hydroxyethanedb_source
Infinity pureHMDB
JaysolHMDB
Jaysol SHMDB
LuxHMDB
Methylcarbinolmanual
Molasses alcoholHMDB
Potato alcoholHMDB
Punctilious ethyl alcoholHMDB
Pure alcoholmanual
PyroHMDB
Silent spiritHMDB
SpiritHMDB
Spirits OF wineHMDB
Spiritus viniChEBI
SpirtHMDB
SynasolHMDB
TecsolHMDB
Tecsol CHMDB
ThanolHMDB
Undenatured ethanolHMDB
Chemical FormulaC2H6O
IUPAC nameethanol
InChI IdentifierInChI=1S/C2H6O/c1-2-3/h3H,2H2,1H3
InChI KeyLFQSCWFLJHTTHZ-UHFFFAOYSA-N
Isomeric SMILESCCO
Average Molecular Weight46.0684
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight46.041864814
Chemical Taxonomy
Description belongs to the class of organic compounds known as primary alcohols. Primary alcohols are compounds comprising the primary alcohol functional group, with the general structure RCOH (R=alkyl, aryl).
KingdomOrganic compounds
Super ClassOrganic oxygen compounds
ClassOrganooxygen compounds
Sub ClassAlcohols and polyols
Direct ParentPrimary alcohols
Alternative Parents
Substituents
  • Hydrocarbon derivative
  • Primary alcohol
  • Aliphatic acyclic compound
Molecular FrameworkAliphatic acyclic compounds
External Descriptors
Physico-Chemical Properties - Experimental
PropertyValueReference
Experimental logP-0.31HANSCH,C ET AL. (1995)
Experimental Water Solubility1000 mg/mL at 25 oCRIDDICK,JA et al. (1986)
Melting PointFp -117.3° (-112.3°)DFC
Foods of Origin
FoodContent Range AverageReference
FoodReference
Production Data
Production Methodcommercial
Production Method ReferenceNot Available
Production Method Reference FileNot Available
Quantity AvailableProduction upon request, up to 100 mg
Delivery TimeNot Available
Storage Formliquid
Storage Conditions-80°C
StabilityNot Available
PurityNot Available
Spectra
Spectral Data Upon RequestNot Available
Provider Information
Contact NameContact InstitutionContact Email
Rosa Vazquez Fresnovazquezf@ualberta.ca
Commercial Vendors
Toronto Research Chemicals KIT1410