Ethanol

Ethanol

Formula: C2H6O | CAS: 64-17-5

Ethanol is the starting point for a wide range of basic chemicals such as acetone, ethyl chloride and ethylene. It is an excellent solvent and fuel.

Specification

SpecificationValue/Information
FormulaC2H6O
CAS no.64-17-5
Gas Response Factor, 11.7 eV3
Gas Response Factor, 10.6 eV11
ppm per mg/m⁻³, (20 °C, 1 bar)0.487
Molecular Weight, g/mole46.0
Melting point, °C-114.1
Boiling point, °C78.2
Flash point, °C16.7
Upper Explosive Limit, %19
SpecificationValue/Information
Lower Explosive Limit, %3.3
Density, g.cm⁻³0.82
Ionisation Energy, eV10.43
EH40 TWA, ppm1000
EH40 TWA, mg.m⁻³1920
NIOSH ST, ppm1000
NIOSH TWA REL, ppm2900
NIOSH IDLH, ppm3300
OSHA TWA PEL, ppm1000
OSHA TWA PEL, mg.m⁻³3900