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methyl alcohol,


wood alcohol,

CH3OH, a colorless, flammable liquid that is miscible with water in all proportions. Methanol is a monohydric alcoholalcohol,
any of a class of organic compounds with the general formula R-OH, where R represents an alkyl group made up of carbon and hydrogen in various proportions and -OH represents one or more hydroxyl groups.
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. It melts at −97.8°C; and boils at 67°C;. It reacts with certain acids to form methyl esters. Methanol is a fatal poison. Small internal doses, continued inhalation of the vapor, or prolonged exposure of the skin to the liquid may cause blindness. As a result, commercial use of methanol has sometimes been prohibited. Methanol is used as a solvent for varnishes and lacquers, as an antifreeze, and as a gasoline extender in the production of gasoholgasohol,
a gasoline extender made from a mixture of gasoline (90%) and ethanol (10%; often obtained by fermenting agricultural crops or crop wastes) or gasoline (97%) and methanol, or wood alcohol (3%).
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. Large amounts of it are used in the synthesis of formaldehydeformaldehyde
, HCHO, the simplest aldehyde. It melts at −92°C;, boils at −21°C;, and is soluble in water, alcohol, and ether; at STP, it is a flammable, poisonous, colorless gas with a suffocating odor.
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. Because of its poisonous properties, methanol is also used as a denaturant for ethanol. Methanol is often called wood alcohol because it was once produced chiefly as a byproduct of the destructive distillation of wood. It is now produced synthetically by the direct combination of hydrogen and carbon monoxide gases, heated under pressure in the presence of a catalyst.


(organic chemistry)


a colourless volatile poisonous liquid compound used as a solvent and fuel. Formula: CH3OH
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Experiment 3: Effects of MeOH bacterial extracts on AMF hyphal growth and soil-borne plant pathogens suppression.
Moreover, ICI 182,780 inhibits the effect of different treatments (E2B, DCM, and MeOH extracts) on mammary gland.
2] y MeOH obtenidas, se concentraron a presion reducida (45-59 y 55 cm de Hg/39 [grados]C, respectivamente).
Tissue samples from three adults were combined, then extracted with MeOH and assayed as outlined above.
To investigate the relationship between the absorption properties and structure, the morphologies of three samples dried under freezer dryer, which were semi-IPNs SAPl prepared with MeOH, PA and BA as foaming agent, non-semi-IPNs prepared with MeOH, PA and BA as foaming agents, and non-semi-TPNs copolymer without foaming agent, were studied, and the morphology of them were shown in Fig.
The MeOH and 1:1 DCM: MeOH, extracts on human AB blood group and cow blood showed maximum of 0.
The rate constants for esterification of pure palmitic and stearic acids with MeOH are practically the same as for the mixture of palm RC[O.
Column Chiralcel OD Flow rate 4 mL/min Modifier 20% Co-Solvent: MeOH + 0.
Fraction LH-4 ( 124 mg) was further purified through reverse phase column chromatography (silica gel, RP-18; H2O- MeOH 1:1) to yield one major fraction (LH-4-1; 55 mg) which was purified through HPLC (JAI LC-908W) using MeOH : H2O (1:1) as mobile phase; flow rate (3mL/min) to give a new compound characterized as ocimuside (1; 11.
970g) were extracted with PE (1000 ml x 3), EtOAc (1000 ml x 3), MeOH (1000ml x 3) and [H.
Equilibrium dialysis experiments of the PSFQs (3) in DMF (1)/water (2) and MeOH (1)/water (2) mixed solvents were carried out in a dialyzer with a total volume of about 15 mL.
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