It is colorless and mixes with water, methanol, ether, chloroform and acetone.
Undenatured ethyl alcohol is also available from The Science Company. Click here for more information.
- 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.
Caution: Ethyl Alcohol is flammable and a dangerous fire risk. Ships to destinations within the 48 contiguous US states using Standard Ground. HazMat fee applies. Adult signature required upon delivery. Shipping to a commercial address suggested
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Make Ethanol Jelly
Ethyl Alcohol, when used with 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 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.
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