Methanol, known as wood alcohol
, can cause serious harm, including blindness.
Methanol, sometimes called methyl alcohol or wood alcohol
, is the simplest of all alcohols and is one of the most ubiquitous and important of all industrial chemicals.
For decades, consumers of alcohol and alcoholic drinks have been warned about substituting wood alcohol
for alcoholic drinks, because it is poison and, among other problems, can cause blindness and death.
If I start the reaction with battery acid and wood alcohol
on Saturday morning, I will be able to fill up the Benz on Friday.
Methanol, also known as wood alcohol
, is a feedstock for hundreds of widely used chemical commodities, including formaldehyde, acetic acid, windshield wash fluid, and the gasoline additive MTBE.
Officials say thousands of people die in Russia every year from drinking poisonous homemade, illegally produced or fake alcohol, often made from wood alcohol
meant for industrial purposes.