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Ethanol, just like methanol, is not a strong solvent for most of the polymers. However, blending with aromatics causes a strong solvent effect.
Chemical name: Ethyl alcohol
Chemical formula:
Boiling point: 78,3°C; evaporation number relative to ether: 8,3; specific gravity: 0,789; refractive index: 1,3614; flash point: 12°C



Due to the lack of good solvency in most organic polymers, its use in paint industry is rare.
Chemical name: Methyl alcohol
Chemical formula:
Boiling point: 64,7°C; Evaporation number based on the ether: 6,3; Specific gravity: 0,792; Refractive index: 1,3287; Flash point: 11°C