Alcohol Denat. (Denatured alcohol)

Functions
Antifoaming
Antiseptic
Astringent
Fragrance
Solvent
Viscosity controlling agent
CAS Number(s)
64-17-5
EINECS number(s)
200-578-6
FDA UNII
3K9958V90M

Alcohol Denat. (Denatured alcohol) is a general term describing ethyl alcohol or ethanol with a small quantity of a denaturing additive that changes the substance's organoleptic properties to prevent its oral consumption. Additives change the main ingredient's taste, smell, or color, discouraging the recreational consumption of alcohol-containing products.

Ethyl alcohol, also known as ethanol, is a flammable, colorless chemical compound used for beverage or industrial purposes. It is usually distributed as pure ethyl alcohol, completely denatured ethanol, or specifically denatured alcohol (SDA or SD Alcohol) as an ingredient in personal care products.

Depending on the denaturing agent, Alcohol Denat. may be labeled as SD Alcohol 23-A or SD Alcohol 40-A where the last code indicates the composition of additives, e.g., acetone, salicylic acid, resorcinol, etc., in accordance with 27CFR21 (Title 27 of Code of Federal Regulations, Part 21).

Alcohol Denat. is widely used in various laboratories and industries for its sanitizing, cleaning, and solvent properties. It is also used in various applications, such as solvents for perfumes, tinctures, liniments, and antiseptics. Ethanol is also crucial in manufacturing pharmaceuticals, adhesives, cosmetics, detergents, sanitizers, and after-shave products.

Active ingredients (or INCI)

Synonyms
SD Alcohol
SDA
Denatured alcohol

Ingredient products

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