What is "F.C.C. Grade", "USP Grade", and "ACS Reagent Grade" Ethanol?

What is the difference between FCC Grade, USP Grade, and ACS Grade Monographs?

FCC grade, USP Grade, and ACS Grade are each known as "monographs" or standards used to assay and identify known chemicals.  Each monograph is different, but also similar.  Use this page to read more information on FCC grade alcohol, USP grade alcohol, and ACS grade alcohol.

More about FCC Grade Alcohol

The Food Chemical Codex (F.C.C.) is a collection of standards used to verify the characteristics and purity of food ingredients.  The F.C.C. was originally published by the Institute of Medicine from 1966 until 2006. In August 2006, the F.C.C. publication was assumed by USP.  USP is a nonprofit, science based, non-governmental, standards setting organization with a mission to improve global health through setting public standards for safety and quality. 

Read more information on all of the chemicals included in the FCC index.

Is Culinary Solvent considered FCC Grade alcohol?

Yes, Culinary Solvent 200 proof meets or exceeds the requirements set by the F.C.C. to be classified as a "F.C.C. Grade" ethanol.  

Is Culinary Solvent USP Grade Ethanol?

Yes, Culinary Solvent 200 proof meets or exceeds the monograph requirements set by USP to be classified as a "USP Grade" ethanol.

More information about ACS grade Alcohol

The American Chemical Society (ACS) was founded in 1876, chartered by the US Congress, with a mission to advance the broader chemistry enterprise for the benefit of the Earth and its people (wow, that's a big mission!).  

Is Culinary Solvent ACS grade ethanol?

Yes, Culinary Solvent 200 proof food grade alcohol meets or exceeds the the requirements set by the Committee on Analytical Reagents of the American Chemical Society for absolute ethyl alcohol.


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