Methanol molecule (CH3OH) also known as wood alcohol or methyl alcohol. This image is 500 x 500 pixels; the original measures 4,096 x 4,096 pixels.
red = oxygen (O)
black = carbon (C)
green = hydrogen (H)
Methanol is the smallest of the alcohols containing only one carbon atom. It is very poisonous and can cause blindness or death. Commonly known as "meths" when used to make ethyl alcohol (ethanol) undrinkable. Methanol has many industrial uses.