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Update date2017-01-19 02:36:26 UTC
FoodComEx IDPC000507
FoodDB RecordFDB008124
Chemical Information
NameMethanol
DescriptionPresent in various wines and spirits. It is used as a solvent for the preparation of modified hop extracts and spice oleoresins Methanol is the simplest alcohol, and is a light, volatile, colorless, flammable, liquid with a distinctive odor that is very similar to but slightly sweeter than ethanol (drinking alcohol). Methanol is produced naturally in the anaerobic metabolism of many varieties of bacteria, and is ubiquitous in the environment. (Wikiipedia). Methanol is found in many foods, some of which are pigeon pea, macadamia nut (m. tetraphylla), malabar plum, and alaska blueberry.
CAS Number67-56-1
Structure
Thumb
Synonyms
SynonymSource
Alcohol, methylbiospider
Alcool methyliqueHMDB
Alcool metilicoHMDB
Carbinoldb_source
CH3OHChEBI
Colonial spiritHMDB
Columbian spiritHMDB
Columbian spiritsHMDB
Hydroxymethanedb_source
MeOHChEBI
MetanoloHMDB
Methanol-water mixtureHMDB
Methyl alcoholdb_source
Methyl hydratebiospider
Methyl hydroxidebiospider
MethylalkoholChEBI
Methylic alcoholmanual
Methylolbiospider
Metylowy alkoholHMDB
Monohydroxymethanebiospider
Pyro alcoholHMDB
Pyroxylic spiritHMDB
Spirit OF woodHMDB
Wood alcoholdb_source
Wood naphthamanual
Wood spiritChEBI
Wood spiritsmanual
Chemical FormulaCH4O
IUPAC namemethanol
InChI IdentifierInChI=1S/CH4O/c1-2/h2H,1H3
InChI KeyOKKJLVBELUTLKV-UHFFFAOYSA-N
Isomeric SMILESCO
Average Molecular Weight32.0419
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight32.02621475
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-0.77HANSCH,C ET AL. (1995)
Experimental Water Solubility1000 mg/mL at 25 oCRIDDICK,JA et al. (1986)
Melting PointMp -97.8°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 3 g
Delivery TimeNot Available
Storage Formsolid
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
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Glentham GX5097
Toronto Research Chemicals M276585