Ethanol is a light transparent liquid which evaporates easily. It has a light vinous smell. Ethanol can be mixed with water, chloroform, acetone or ether. It is produced from the fermentation processes of sugar cane, corn, molasses and more. It is also produced synthetically from ethylene.
Alcoholic beverages, to improve octane fuel additive
Solvent in cosmetics and pharmaceuticals
Solvant in cleaning materials and in paints
An anti- stagnation material
Organic synthesis solvent
Ethyl acetate starting material for pigments, and a variety of fine chemicals, including ethanol and ethyl ether.