Methanol is commercially important.

  1. Methanol is a good solvent for paints and varnishes. It is added to ethanol to make denatured spirit which is used in spirit lamps.
  2. It is a solvent for wood polish.
  3. It is used to prepare artificial fibres.
  4. Hence, methanol is extensively used in industry.
  5. Thus, methanol is commercially important.