Alcohol Specifications


CSR Distilleries

Ethanol 100 Standard Grade (Code: 100 SG)
(Undenatured Ethanol)

This grade of undenatured ethanol is used in applications requiring ethanol with a very low water content and is suitable in applications for human consumption. Manufacturers requiring undenatured ethanol will need to obtain a permit from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) Excise Business Group.

Parameter Specification Test method
(a) Description Clear, colorless liquid, free from matter in suspension and apart from water consisting essentially of ethanol BP98
(b) Strength 99.7 - 100.0%  v/v at 20C  BP98
(c) Specific gravity 0.7904 - 0.7920 at 20C/20C (max.) BP73
(d) Apparent density 788.19 - 798.78 kg/m3 (max) BP98
(e) Water content 0.5% by weight (max.) CSR AP-09-27
(f) Clarity of solution Sample diluted in the ratio 1:19 with water remains clear BP98
(g) Odor Spirituous ethanol odor, with no foreign chemical odors perceptible CSR AP-09-06
(h) Identification A Passes test BP98
(i) Identification B Passes test BP98
(j) Acidity 0.08 ml (max.) of 0.1M NaOH BP98
(k) Alkalinity Alkalinity to Phenolphthalein - nil BP98
(l) Aldehydes 10 p.p.m (max.) BP98
(m) Aldehydes & ketones 100 p.p.m as acetaldehyde (max.) BP73
(n) Other alcohols Passes test BP73
(o) Volatile impurities Passes test BP98
(p) Non-volatile matter 5 mg/100 ml (max.) (50 p.p.m) BP98
(q) Benzene * 2 p.p.m (max.) BP98
(r) Permanganate time (reducing substances) 10 minutes (minimum) BP73

Tests are carried out in accordance with the requirements of British Pharmacopoeia 1998 (with additional tests carried over from British Pharmacopoeia1973).

* No Benzene is used in the production process.

For further information contact:
CSR Limited - Yarraville Distillery
265 Whitehall St.
Yarraville, Victoria 3013
Phone: 1-800-819-618 / International: +61-3-9283-4500
Fax: 1-800-647-260 / International: +61-3-9283-4528

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