CAS Number: 64-17-5
Synonyms: Ethanol; Pure alcohol; Drinking alcohol; Ethyl hydrate; Ethylol, Grain alcohol; Hydroxyethane; Methylcarbinol
Ethanol is a volatile, flammable, colorless liquid. It is a powerful psychoactive drug and one of the oldest recreational drugs. Best known as the type of alcohol found in alcoholic beverages, it is also used in thermometers, as a solvent, and as an alcohol fuel. In common usage, it is often referred to simply as alcohol or spirits.