Alcohol Specifications

Ireland


Carbery
Group

Anhydrous Ethanol Specifications

Characteristic

Specification

GENERAL

 

 

Description/Appearance
A clear, mobile and volatile liquid

Color

Colorless

Odor

Characteristic and spiritous
Ignition
Flammable, burns with a blue smokeless flame
Solubility
Complies with pharmacopoeia
Clarity  The solution is clear
Residue on evaporation Complies with pharmacopoeia
Density @ 20C  788.16 to 791.20 kg/cubic metre
Alcoholimetric test @ 20C  Not less than 99.5 v/v

CHEMICAL ANALYSIS

Acidity or Alkalinity
Complies with pharmacopoeia
Reducing substances
Complies with pharmacopoeia
Methanol, higher alcohols and esters Complies with pharmacopoeia
Benzene and other UV light absorbing substances *
Not more than 5 p.p.m
Heavy metals
Complies with pharmacopoeia
Aldehydes Not more than 10 p.p.m

* No benzene is used in the dehydration process.

 

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