ReAgent has been a leading UK chemical supplier for over 40 years. With accreditation to a number of ISO Standards, as well as a 100% quality guarantee on every product, we have the knowledge and experience to handle all of your business needs.You can buy methanol from our online chemical shop in a range of pack sizes, including:
Methanol for general use is our most popular product, but we also offer laboratory and analytical versions with higher degrees of purity.Order online today where you can also get nationwide next-day delivery and discounts on bulk orders. We also have extra industry-leading services available on all products, including personalised labelling, customisable packaging and the choice of specific pack sizes. Simply contact us for further information.
What is Methanol?
Also known as methyl alcohol, wood alcohol or methyl hydrate, methanol is the simplest alcohol with the formula CH3OH. Historically, it was obtained from the distillation of wood but nowadays is synthesised directly from hydrogen, carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide.This colourless and highly flammable solution has a distinct smell of alcohol, similar to the ethanol present in alcoholic beverages. However, while ethanol can be metabolised and excreted safely by the body, methanol is extremely toxic and unfit for consumption.Industrially, this compound has found many different applications and can be used in a number of ways, including:
As a component of antifreeze
As a solvent in a range of industries
As a key component in the production ofbiodiesal via transesterification
As a fuel additive or to fuel internal combustion engines
As a denaturant agent for ethanol
There are several concerns with this compound, including its flammability and toxicity if ingested. To avoid the risk, staff handling this chemical must be aware of safety procedures to follow:
Methanol should be stored away from any open flames or sources of ignition. In addition to this, it should be stored in an area with adequate ventilation to prevent any build-up in the air.
It should not be disposed of in the drainage system, but rather according to the appropriate waste regulations.
Storage containers must not be left open as this will result in the evaporation of the harmful contents.
This compound should be used in a well-ventilated area with a fume extraction system to remove any vapours from the working area.
Staff must be trained to deal with spillages or evacuation if necessary.
For more information, we advise that you download the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) from our website.
High-Quality Methanol For Sale Online
Our online chemical store stocks methanol products that are quality-approved so that you can relax and buy with confidence.Place your order today, or contact our technical sales team who will be happy to advise you before, during and even after your purchase.