Our anhydrous ACS reagent grade 200 proof Denatured Ethanol is specially denatured with methyl and isopropyl alcohols and meets essential lab requirements. (This denatured alcohol is unfit for consumption.) Uses include as a dehydrating agent and a fuel for alcohol burners. Also makes a very effective solvent.
Also known as Ethanol, it is very flammable and mixes with water, methanol, ether, chloroform and acetone.
Denatured alcohol formula SDA 3A (200 proof): 89.5 – 91.5% v/v.
Methanol: 4.0 – 5.0% v/v
Isopropyl Alcohol: 4.5 – 5.5% v/v
Make Ethanol Jelly
Ethyl Alcohol, when used with our Calcium Acetate, is popularly used to make Ethanol Jelly, also known as "California Snowballs", or STERNO™.
You can easily create your own ethanol jelly fire-starter by mixing a saturated solution of Calcium acetate (sold separately). with ethyl alcohol. This way the ethanol fuel is more practical to store and transport.
Here is the recipe:
First make a saturated calcium acetate solution by mixing 17 gm calcium acetate with 40ml of water.
Next, in a separate container, measure about 100ml of ethyl alcohol.
Add the ethyl alcohol to the calcium acetate solution and stir. You should see a jelly-like substance form instantly.
Pour off any excess liquid and store the ethanol jelly in a ziplock bag until needed.
Historical note...the basic commercial mixture was invented around 1900 with an evolution since of names. In 1918 the manufacturer promoted the product as a gift for a soldier going overseas. NOW the mixture is commercially called STERNO™ to use as a food warmer.
Ships only to the lower 48 U.S. states and Canada.
Chemical Formula: CH3CH2OH
Appearance: Colorless liquid
CAS Numbers: Ethyl Alcohol: 64-17-5 Methyl Alcohol: 67-56-1 Isopropyl Alcohol: 67-63-0