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Methanol

Methanol, also known as methyl alcohol or wood alcohol, is a chemical compound with chemical formula CH3OH.

It is the simplest alcohol, and is a light, volatile, colourless, tasteless, flammable, poisonous liquid with a very faint odor.

It is used as an antifreeze, solvent, fuel, and as a denaturant for ethyl alcohol.

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