Under solid (grey), liquid (blue) and vapor states (white) along the equilibrium curves
Calculate a liquid or gas volume or a mass
At boiling point at 1.013 bar
in standard conditions (1,013 bar, 15°C)
Examples of uses of this molecule in Industry and Healthcare
Methanol is used as solvant in liquid chromatography and UV spectroscopy.Laboratories & Research Centers
Methanol is used for the heat treatment of metallic products.Metal fabrication
Methanol is used for the heat treatment of metallic pieces in vehicles.Methanol is used as fuel either as direct blend with gasoline or after conversion to MTBE, gasoline, DME, olefins or biodiesel.Automotive
Methanol is widely used in the chemical industry to produce other chemicals. It is converted to formaldehyde, mainly for plywood production, acetic acid, olefins such as ethylene and propyleneChemicals
Information to safely use this molecule
Europe (according to EN1839 for Limits and EN 14522 for autoignition temperature)
US (according to NFPA for Limits and ASTM E659 for autoignition temperature)
Recommendations : Air Liquide has gathered data on the compatibility of gases with materials to assist you in evaluating which materials to use for a gas system. Although the information has been compiled from what Air Liquide believes are reliable sources (International Standards: Compatibility of cylinder and valve materials with gas content; Part 1- Metallic materials: ISO11114-1 (March 2012), Part 2 - Non-metallic materials: ISO11114-2 (April 2013), it must be used with extreme caution and engineering judgement. No raw data such as these can cover all conditions of concentration, temperature, humidity, impurities and aeration. It is therefore recommended that this table is only used to identify possible materials for applications at high pressure and ambient temperature. Extensive investigation and testing under the specific conditions of use need to be carried out to validate a material selection for a given application. Contact the regional Air Liquide team for expertise service.
Methanol was isolated for the first time in 1661 by Robert Boyle. He gives him the name of "spirit of the woods." In 1834, Jean Baptiste Dumas and Eugene Melchior called it "methylene" in connection with Greek words: "methy" (wine) and "hyle" (wood).