Methanol, CH3OH appears as a clear colorless volatile liquid with a faintly sweet pungent odor like that of ethyl alcohol. Completely mixes with water. Methanol, also known as wood spirit, is a small organic chemical used industrially as a solvent, feedstock, reagent and alternative fuel source.
- Suitable for laboratory or technical uses.
- It serves as a precursor to many commodity chemicals.
- useful in many laboratory and industrial processes.
- Used to remove water from automotive and aviation fuels.
It also occurs naturally in humans, animals, and plants.