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This colorless alcohol has a neutral smell and taste. It is used in the production of potable alcohol and also as a solvent and reactant in the pharmaceutical industry and as a carrier of flavour and fragrances.


Alcohol is used in the pharmaceutical industry in a variety of manufacturing processes. It has bactericidal activity and is often used as a topical disinfectant, especially in alcohol gel for hands. It is also widely used as a solvent and preservative in pharmaceutical preparations

This chemical also appears under: product, Fragrance, Personal Care and Cosmetics, Food & Beverage, Flavours

Technical Overview

Product            :Extra Neutral Alcohol (E.N.A.)
CAS Number   : 64-17-5

Appearance Clear Colourless Liquid
Ethanol Content % v/v @ 15.60C 94 – 96
Acidity as Acetic Acid (ppm) 20
Aldehyde as acetaldehyde (ppm) 40
Residue on evaporation (ppm) 20
Ester as Ethyl Acetate (ppm) 100