SDA 40B – 200 Proof Ethanol Specially Denatured Alcohol


200 Proof FCC/USP Specially Denatured Alcohol

  • Perfumer’s alcohol
  • Personal care & cosmetic manufacturing
  • Pharmaceutical manufacturing
  • Industrial
  • Lab & scientific use


SDA 40B – 200 Proof Ethanol Specially Denatured Alcohol with Isopropyl Alcohol

Specially Denatured Alcohol Formula (SDA 40B) provides versatility for industrial and scientific use. Manufacturers add chemicals making the ethanol unsafe for consumption while staying safe for manufacturing. Amazingly, this clear, colorless liquid is a mixture of ethanol and denaturing agents, making it ideal for various applications in labs, industrial settings, and as a fuel additive.

Moreover, manufacturers find SDA40B essential in producing cosmetics and personal care products. Therefore, it’s widely used as a solvent for perfumes, colognes, and hair sprays. SDA40B earned the nickname of perfumer’s alcohol due its popularity in perfumes and colognes. Further, it effectively carries active ingredients in skincare products, such as lotions and creams.

Another essential use includes the production of inks. In addition, its solvency properties make it an excellent choice for dissolving and dispersing pigments, resins, and other ink components. Further, it’s also used to manufacture adhesives and coatings, acting as a solvent for the adhesive or coating components.

Please note, this blend safe for industrial and scientific use, but it’s not intended for human consumption. As such, the denaturing agents added to the alcohol make it unsafe for drinking and, therefore, should only be used for its intended purposes.

You must comply with all Alcohol & Tobacco Tax Trade Bureau (TTB), federal, state, and local laws. Simple Solvents may require a copy of state or federal licenses / permits, even when buying products that require a federal excise tax payment.

As per the TTB regulation § 21.76 Formula No. 40-B: To every 100 gallons of alcohol add 1/16th ounce of denatonium benzoate, N.F., and 1⁄8 gallon of tert-butyl alcohol.

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Personal Care Manufacturing

Manufacturers commonly use SDA 40B as a solvent in the production of various products, such as skin care, perfumes, and pharmaceutical products. SDA 40b is also known as perfumers alcohol.

Medical Equipment Sterilization

SDA 40B disinfects medical equipment, particularly those that are sensitive to high temperatures

Printing Industry

The printing industry commonly uses SDA 40B as a solvent to clean items such as ink and grease from printing presses.

Cleaning Industry

SDA-40B cleans various surfaces, such as metal, glass, and plastic, making it an excellent solvent.

Automotive Industry

Also, the auto industry uses SDA40B to clean and degrease engine parts.


In addition, labs commonly use SDA40B as solvent for various applications, including cleaning lab equipment.

Furniture Finishing

Further, SDA-40B serves as a solvent for furniture products, such as varnishes and lacquers.


Additionally, SDA-40B functions as a solvent in the production of various adhesives, including those used in the auto and construction industries.

Paint Stripping

Last, SDA40B dissolves paint in the process of paint stripping.

Common Names
SDA40B, SDA-40B, SDA 40-B, denatured alcohol, USP denatured alcohol, alcohol with bittrex, SDAG-6, SDAG-3, perfumers alcohol

Ethyl Alcohol 64-17-5
tert-Butyl Alcohol 75-65-0
Denatonium Benzoate 3734-33-6

Pounds per Gallon

Melting Point
-143.99 °C (-227.18 °F)
Boiling Point
78.0 – 80.0 °C (172.4 – 176.0 °F)
Flash Point
14.0 °C (57.2 °F) *closed cup
Vapor Pressure
59.5 hPa at 20.0 °C (68.0 °F)


Risk Factors

Toxic by inhalation. Flammable, dangerous fire risk. TLV: 1000 ppm in air.

Hazard Statement

​Keep away from heat, sparks, open flames, and hot surfaces. No smoking. Keep container tightly closed. Ground/bond container and receiving equipment. Use explosion-proof electrical, ventilating, and lighting equipment. Use only non-sparking tools. Take precautionary measures against static discharge. Wash hands thoroughly after handling. Wear protective gloves and eye and face protection. IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Seek medical attention. If eye irritation persists: get medical attention. If medical advice is needed, have product container or label at hand. Keep out of reach of children.

NFPA Hazard Classification

Health: 2 (Moderate) Materials that, on intense or continued (but not chronic) exposure, could cause temporary incapacitation or possible residual injury, including those requiring the use of respiratory protective equipment that has an independent air supply. These materials are hazardous to health, but areas may be entered freely if personnel are provided with full-face mask self-contained breathing apparatus that provides complete eye protection. Flammability: 3 (Serious) This degree includes Class IB and IC flammable liquids and materials that can be easily ignited under almost all normal temperature conditions. Water may be ineffective in controlling or extinguishing fires in such materials. Instability: 0 (Minimal) This degree includes materials that are normally stable, even under fire exposure conditions, and that do not react with water. Normal fire fighting procedures may be used.

Signal Word
Environmentally Damaging
Category 2
Acute Aquatic Toxicity
Category 2
Flammable liquids
Category 2
Skin Corrosion / Irritation
Category 2
Eye Irritation
Category 2A
Specific target organ toxicity (single exposure)
Category 2


UN Number -NA1987
Proper Shipping Name: Denatured Alcohol
Hazard Class 3
Packing Group II

UN-No NA1987
Proper Shipping Name: Denatured Alcohol
Hazard Class 3
Packing Group II

Proper Shipping Name: Denatured Alcohol
Hazard Class 3
Packing Group II

Proper Shipping Name: Denatured Alcohol
Hazard Class 3
Packing Group II
Marine pollutant: Yes

Per DOT regulations, these drums & totes must be transported straight-up and safely tied down.
Please DO NOT transport the drum on its side as this is a highly flammable product and they can leak if transported horizontally.

Additional information

Weight N/A
Dimensions N/A

270 Gallon Tote, 55 Gallon Drum