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Jul 20, 2013

Why methyl alcohol is poisonous?

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    Jul 21, 2013

    Methyl Alcohol or Methanol has CH3OH as its chemical formula. It's very true that Methi alcohol is poisonous because it can be fatal due to its CNS depressant properties in the same manner as ethanol poisoning. Also in a process of toxication, it is metabolized to formic acid with formaldehyde in a process initiated by the enzyme alcohol dehydrogenase in the liver.

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