Glossary

Methanol

Methyl alcohol, CH3OH. Obtained by distilling wood tar. Pure wood spirit is a clear, very volatile, highly flammable, toxic liquid. Spec. weight 0.8. Boiling point approx. 60°C. Used as a denaturation agent for ethyl alcohol. Consuming wood spirit can lead to eye complications, blindness and, in large quantities, death. Mostly mixed with acetone in the trade

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