Tarr, LLC is one of the largest west coast distributors of commodity and specialty chemicals.

SDA Formulations

Tarr LLC is a registered Distilled Spirits Plant in Oregon (DSP-OR-13), Arizona (DSP-AZ-1) as well as California (DSP-CA-15127) offering high quality industrial and beverage alcohol for sale in its purest form, including 190 and 200 proof to a wide variety of industries. Information on our beverage line of ethanol (Pure-Spirits) can be found at Pure-Spirits.net.

Our alcohol is available in a variety of package sizes from bulk tank deliveries to totes, drums, pails and gallons. Tarr LLC has the ability to private label small packaging to meet our customers’ needs. Tarr LLC offers all TTB approved Specially Denatured Alcohol (SDA) and Completely Denatured Alcohol (CDA) formulas. We offer some specialty ethanols from a non-GMO certified pure ethanol to a number of organic certified ethanol products including cane derived organic ethanol. Each of these organic alcohols is also available as pure ethanol or denatured.

Oversight for Ethyl Alcohol at the Federal level falls under the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, formerly known as the ATF and now commonly referred to as the TTB.

Specially Denatured Alcohol (SDA)

Our warehouse has the ability to blend all of approved TTB formulas. Below is a list of some of the more typical SDA formulations we provide:

SDA 2-B § 21.33 Formula No. 2-B
(a) Formula. To every 100 gallons of alcohol add: One-half gallon of benzene, 1/2 gallon of rubber hydrocarbon solvent, 1/2 gallon of toluene, or 1/2 gallon of heptane.

SDA 3-A §21.35 Formula No. 3-A
(a) Formula. To every 100 gallons of alcohol add: Five gallons of methyl alcohol.

SDA 3-C §21.37 Formula No. 3-C
(a) Formula. To every 100 gallons of alcohol add: Five gallons of isopropyl alcohol.

SDA 23-A §21.47 Formula No. 23-A
(a) Formula. To every 100 gallons of alcohol add: Eight gallons of acetone, U.S.P.

SDA 28-A §21.55 Formula No. 28-A
(a) Formula. To every 100 gallons of alcohol add: One gallon or any combination totaling 1gallon of gasoline, unleaded gasoline, heptane, or rubber hydrocarbon solvent.

SDA 30 §21.57 Formula No. 30
(a) Formula. To every 100 gallons of alcohol add: Ten gallons of methyl alcohol.

SDA 35-A §21.62 Formula No. 35-A
(a) Formula. To every 100 gallons of alcohol add: 4.25 gallons of ethyl acetate having an ester content of 100 percent by weight or the equivalent thereof not to exceed 5 gallons of ethyl acetate with an ester content of not less than 85 percent by weight.

SDA 38-B §21.65 Formula No. 38-B
(a) Formula. To every 100 gallons of alcohol add: Ten pounds of any one or a total of 10 pounds of two or more, of the oils and substances listed below:

  • Alpha terpineol
  • Anethole, N.F.
  • Anise oil, N.F.
  • Bay oil (myrcia oil), N.F. XI.
  • Benzaldehyde, N.F.
  • Bergamot oil, N.F. XI.
  • Bitter almond oil, N.F. X.
  • Camphor, U.S.P.
  • Cedar leaf oil, U.S.P. XIII.
  • Chlorothymol, N.F. XII.
  • Cinnamic aldehyde, N.F. IX.
  • Cinnamon oil, N.F.
  • Citronella oil, natural.
  • Clove oil, N.F.
  • Coal tar, U.S.P.
  • Cornmint oil.
  • Distilled lime oil.
  • Eucalyptol, N.F. XII.
  • Eucalyptus oil, N.F.
  • Eugenol, U.S.P.
  • Guaiacol, N.F. X.
  • L(-)-Carvone.
  • Lavender oil, N.F.
  • Lemon oil.
  • Menthol, U.S.P.
  • Methyl salicylate, N.F.
  • Mustard oil, volatile (allyl isothiocyanate), U.S.P. XII.
  • Peppermint oil, N.F.
  • Peppermint oil, terpeneless.
  • Phenol, U.S.P.
  • Phenyl salicylate (salol), N.F. XI.
  • Pine oil, N.F. XII.
  • Pine needle oil, dwarf, N.F.
  • Rosemary oil, N.F. XII.
  • Safrole.
  • Sassafras oil, N.F. XI.
  • Spearmint oil, N.F.
  • Spearmint oil, terpeneless.
  • Spike lavender oil, natural.
  • Storax, U.S.P.
  • Thyme oil, N.F. XII.
  • Thymol, N.F.
  • Tolu balsam, U.S.P.
  • Turpentine oil, N.F. XI.

If it is shown that none of the above single denaturants or combinations can be used in the manufacture of a particular product, the user may submit an application to the appropriate ATF officer, requesting permission to use another essential oil or substance having denaturing properties satisfactory to the appropriate ATF officer. In such a case the user shall furnish the appropriate ATF officer, with specifications, assay methods, the name and address of the manufacturer, and an 8-ounce sample of the denaturant for analysis.

SDA 40-B §21.76 Formula No. 40-B
(a) Formula. To every 100 gallons of alcohol add: One-sixteenth avoirdupois ounce of denatonium benzoate, N.F., and 1/8 gallon of tert-butyl alcohol.

If you are interested in SDAs, you must have an Industrial User of Alcohol Permit from the TTB. Here is a tutorial to help guide you through that process.

For details about how we can save you time and money, call Tarr at 1.800.422.5069.