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Antimicrobial Name: Methanol
CAS Number: 67-56-1
Type of Antibiotic: Other Antibiotics
Functional Category: Antibiotic
Molecular Weight: 32.04
Chemical Formula:


Melting point:

−97 °C


Methanol, also known as methyl alcohol, wood alcohol, wood naphtha or wood spirits, is a chemical with formula CH3OH (often abbreviated MeOH). It is the simplest alcohol, and is a light, volatile, colorless, flammable, liquid with a distinctive odor that is very similar to but slightly sweeter than ethanol (drinking alcohol). At room temperature it is a polar liquid and is used as an antifreeze, solvent, fuel, and as a denaturant for ethanol. It is also used for producing biodiesel via transesterification reaction.