Methanol (CH3OH) is used in chemical-, timber-, pharmaceutical-, oil-, gas- and micro-biology. It is also used as a fuel and as a raw material for biodiesel production and treatment chemicals and other industries.
WHAT IS METHANOL?
Methanol is one of the most versatile compounds developed and is the basis for hundreds of chemicals, thousands of products that touch our daily lives, and is second in the world in amount shipped and transported around the globe every year. A truly global commodity, methanol is a key component of modern life and new applications are paving the way forward to innovation.
Applications for Pure Methanol
Fuel Cell Hydrogen Carrier
Methanol as a precursor material
HEALTH & SAFETY
No matter how much methanol you use on a daily basis, it is important for everyone to know the hazards and safety precautions involved with handling methanol. We encourage you to review our methanol safety videos and safe-handling manual and share these resources with others that will be involved in the safe handling and transport of this essential chemical and fuel.
Methanol Safe Handling Manual – A comprehensive guide to methanol uses, precautions, and safety procedures.
Methanol Emergency Response – A fact sheet outlining the potential hazards of methanol.
Methanol Health Effects – A fact sheet outlining methanol’s impact on human health – www.methanol.org