Methanol

(CH3OH; Methyl alcohol or wood alcohol)
  A clear, colorless, very mobile liquid that is flammable and poisonous; used as a fuel and fuel additive, and to produce chemicals.
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(CH3OH)
  A light, volatile alcohol eligible for gasoline blending.
  U.S. Dept. of Energy, Energy Information Administration's Energy Glossary
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(also known as Methyl Alcohol, Wood Alcohol, CH3OH)
  a liquid formed by catalytically combining carbon monoxide (CO) with hydrogen (H2) in a 1:2 ratio, under high temperature and pressure. Commercially it is typically made by steam reforming natural gas. Also formed in the destructive distillation of wood.
  California Energy Comission. Dictionary of Energy Terms

Energy terms . 2014.

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  • methanol — ► NOUN ▪ a poisonous flammable alcohol, used to make methylated spirit …   English terms dictionary

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