Boiling point (degrees Celsius): Approx. 78 760 mm Hg
Melting point (degrees Celsius): -114
Relative density: 0.79
CAS No.: 64-17-5
What is Denatured Alcohol Used For?
Denatured alcohol is ethanol that has been made unfit for human consumption through the addition of denaturants. These can sometimes alter the colour of the alcohol, make it unpleasant to drink or even cause adverse effects such as nausea in cases where it is consumed.
There are several ways in which alcohol is denatured, the most popular one being the addition of 5-10% methanol. This is usually done when the alcohol is intended for use as a fuel and is why it is sometimes referred to as industrialmethylated spirits.
Common uses for denatured alcohol include:
• As a solvent in the removal of paint, glue and wax from a variety of surfaces
• As fuel for alcohol burners and camping stoves
• As a sanding aid
• As a cleaning agent in the removal of dirt, grime, grease and debris from wood and windows
• As a pest exterminator
• In cosmetics as an antibacterial agent, preservative, anti-inflammatory and/or deodoriser
Buy Denatured Alcohol in the UK
Denatured alcohol is available to purchase from trusted chemical suppliers, ReAgent. Choose from 2.5L or 25L containers, or contact us if you would like to discuss any bespoke requirements.
As leading UK chemical suppliers, we give customers complete support and advice at every stage of the buying process, and you can be assured that all of our products meet stringent industry standards. These include our ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System, which ensures the quality of the denatured alcohol you purchase, as well as our ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Standard which is a symbol of our sustainable sourcing methods.
You will need to register your interest in this product with The National Registration Unit before we can supply it to you. Please call them on 0300 200 3700 and they will send you a registration letter. It does not take long and HM Customs and Excise are normally really helpful. They normally refer to this product as 'IDA' or 'Industrial Denatured Alcohol'.