How is ethanol useful in pharmaceutical industry?
CBSE Class 10
Class 10 Science
2016-10-21 01:21:22 UTC
Solutions in ethanol are often prepared in pharmaceutical industry. These solutions are known as tinctures.
For example, a solution of iodine and potassium iodide in ethanol is called tincture of iodine.
It is also used as an important raw material for the synthesis of many organic compounds, for example, ethanol, ethanoic acid, ethanoic anhydride, esters, chloroform etc.