Methanol is one of the most important large-tonnage products in the chemical industry. Consumed volumes are growing rapidly and production technologies are being significantly improved. Methanol (methyl alcohol, wood alcohol, carbinol, methylhydrate, methyl hydroxide) - CH3OH, colorless poisonous liquid, contaminant.
This is the 1st, simplest representative of the homological series of unatomic alcohols. It is used as a semi-product in a number of industrial syntheses. The main consumers are producers of formaldehyde, resins and other products based on it. Important properties of methanol are good solubility in water and low freezing temperature.
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