Ethanol is a colourless liquid with a pleasant characteristic smell and a burning taste. Its main characteristic is the denaturant agent that is incorporated and whose function is to prevent it from being used in beverages for human consumption. The different applications that this solvent finds, are of industrial type.
Methyl isobutyl carbinol (MIBC), an organic chemical compound, is a liquid derivative of acetone with a pungent alcohol odor. It has limited solubility in water, but is miscible with most organic solvents. The main uses of MIBC are as a frother in mineral flotation and in the production of lubricant oil additives.