methanol

(redirected from Biomethanol)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.

meth·a·nol

 (mĕth′ə-nôl′, -nōl′, -nŏl′)
n.
A colorless, toxic, flammable liquid, CH3OH, used as an antifreeze, a general solvent, a fuel, and a denaturant for ethyl alcohol. Also called carbinol, methyl alcohol, wood alcohol, wood spirits.

methanol

(ˈmɛθəˌnɒl)
n
(Elements & Compounds) a colourless volatile poisonous liquid compound used as a solvent and fuel. Formula: CH3OH. Also called: methyl alcohol or wood alcohol
[C20: from methane + -ol1]

meth′yl al′cohol


n.
a colorless, volatile, poisonous liquid, CH4O, used chiefly as a solvent, fuel, and antifreeze and in the synthesis of formaldehyde. Also called methanol, wood alcohol.
[1840–50]

meth·a·nol

(mĕth′ə-nôl′)
A colorless, toxic, flammable liquid, CH4O, used as an antifreeze, a general solvent, and a fuel. Also called methyl alcohol, wood alcohol.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.methanol - a light volatile flammable poisonous liquid alcoholmethanol - a light volatile flammable poisonous liquid alcohol; used as an antifreeze and solvent and fuel and as a denaturant for ethyl alcohol
alcohol - any of a series of volatile hydroxyl compounds that are made from hydrocarbons by distillation
allyl alcohol, propenyl alcohol - an unsaturated primary alcohol present in wood spirit; use to make resins and plasticizers and pharmaceuticals
fuel - a substance that can be consumed to produce energy; "more fuel is needed during the winter months"; "they developed alternative fuels for aircraft"
Translations
metanol

methanol

[ˈmeθənɒl] Nmetanol m

methanol

nMethanol nt

methanol

[ˈmɛθəˌnɒl] nmetanolo

meth·a·nol

n. metanol, alcohol de madera.

methanol

n metanol m
References in periodicals archive ?
Some of the major companies operating in the global renewable methanol market are, Eastman Chemicals, Biomethanol Chemie Nederland B.
The facility is claimed to be one of the world s first commercial renewable chemical and advanced biofuel production unit, and will begin making biomethanol during start-up.
Likewise, in recent years converting woody biomass into biomethanol has emerged as a new opportunity (Demirbas 2008).
The design has also left the option of taking out the fuel cell and installing an electric battery in the car instead, or possibly other power systems like biomethanol or LPG.
This autumn, the company will begin shipping the biomethanol to a plant in Texas to be processed with vegetable oils into biodiesel.