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Distilling Metho

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  • Brad McMahon
    ... From: ... Well don t! Methylated Spirits is mostly ethanol. About 5-15%, depending on manufacturer, is methanol. The rest, a
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 10, 2001
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      From: <glennnat@...>

      > Just wanted to know if metholated spiits can be distilled??...i
      > certainly don't want to try it

      Well don't!
      Methylated Spirits is mostly ethanol. About 5-15%, depending on manufacturer,
      is methanol. The rest, a few percent, are other poisons like benzene, pyridine
      and other nasties to add a foul odour and taste. The blending of poisons is
      done deliberately so that their boiling points are very close to ethanol so
      that distilling will not separate the poisons from the ethanol.

      Cheers,

      Brad
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