Alcohol Specifications

Canada

Commercial Alcohols Inc.

 

Neutral Grain Spirits, 95.5%

(Revised specification effective March 13, 2000)

 

1. Strength, % ethanol by volume 95.5 % minimum
2. Density, kg/litre @ 20C 0.8083 maximum
3. Odor and taste Typical neutral spirit as determined by QC panel
4. Color Water white
5. Methanol, by G.C. 60 p.p.m maximum
6. Aldehydes, by G.C. 2 p.p.m maximum *
7. Propanol, by G.C. 20 p.p.m maximum
8. Fusel oils, (C4 and C5), by G.C. 2 p.p.m maximum *
9. Esters, by G.C. 2 p.p.m maximum *
10. Permanganate time 60 minutes minimum
11. Non-volatile matter 10 p.p.m maximum
12. Neutrality, by titration of 100 ml with 0.02N HCl or 0.02N NaOH, to pH 8.3 Less than 1 ml of acid or alkali used

 

* G.C. analysis detection limit

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