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Compound Summary for: CID 702

Ethanol

Also known as: ethyl alcohol; alcohol; Methylcarbinol; grain alcohol; Ethyl hydroxide; Ethyl hydrate; Hydroxyethane; Anhydrol; Algrain
Molecular Formula: C2H6O   Molecular Weight: 46.06844   InChIKey: LFQSCWFLJHTTHZ-UHFFFAOYSA-N
A clear, colorless liquid rapidly absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract and distributed throughout the body. It has bactericidal activity and is used often as a topical disinfectant. It is widely used as a solvent and preservative in pharmaceutical preparations as well as serving as the primary ingredient in ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES.   From: MeSH
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