PubChem Notes:

Ethanol A clear, colorless liquid rapidly absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract and distributed throughout the body. It has bactericidal activity and is used often as a topical disinfectant. It is widely used as a solvent and preservative in pharmaceutical preparations as well as serving as the primary ingredient in ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES.

Ethanol - definition from

[(Science: chemical, drug) grain alcohol, made from sugar, starch and other carbohydrates by fermentation, has sedative properties

MediLexicon alcohol - Medical Dictionary Definition for Term 'alcohol'

[1. One of a series of organic chemical compounds in which a hydrogen (H) attached to carbon is replaced by a hydroxyl (OH); alcohols react with acids to form esters and with alkali metals to form alcoholates. For individual alcohols not listed here, see specific name.2. made from sugar, starch, and other carbohydrates by fermentation with yeast, and synthetically from ethylene or acetylene. It has been used in beverages and as a solvent, vehicle, and preservative; medicinally, it is used externally as a rubefacient, coolant, and disinfectant, and has been used internally as an analgesic, stomachic, sedative, and antipyretic.3. The azeotropic mixture of CH3CH2OH and water (92.3% by weight of ethanol at 15.56°C).

Molecular Formula: C2H6O

InChI: InChI=1/C2H6O/c1-2-3/h3H,2H2,1H3


CAS number 64-17-5

    Dehydrated ethanol
    ethyl alcohol
    Ethyl alcohol

    PubChem CID 702
    Beilstein =1718733
    CAS 64-17-5 (from NIST)
    ChEBI 16236
    chemPDB EOH
    Gmelin 787
    Kegg C00469
    MolBase 858
    MolBase 859
    PubChem ID 10324365
    PubChem ID 3752
    UM-BBD c0038