TEMPORARY USE OF SUCROSE OCTA-ACETATE IN
FORMULA NO. 40
Proprietors of Distilled Spirits Plants,
Users of Specially Denatured Alcohol,
and others concerned:
This is to inform you that a Revenue Ruling has been issued
and will soon be published which authorizes, effective July 1,
1965, the temporary use of two alternate formulations in the
production of specially denatured alcohol, Formula No. 40. This
action is being taken because of a critical shortage of brucine.
The additional formulations are as follows:
To each 100 gallons of alcohol add:
(a) One pound of sucrose octa-acetate and 1/4 gallon
of tert.-butyl alcohol; or
(b) Two avoirdupois ounces of sucrose octa-acetate,
1/8 gallon of tert.-butyl alcohol, and 1/16
avoirdupois ounce of denaturing grade benzyldiethyl
2:6 xylylcarbamoyl methyl) ammonium benzoate
This authorization is limited to a six-month period.
Inquiries concerning this circular should refer to its number
and be addressed to your Assistant Regional Commissioner, Alcohol
and Tobacco Tax.
Ralph H. Alkire
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Division