Isopropyl alcohol (2-propanol) is a chemical compound with the molecular formula C3H8O or C3H7OH or CH3CHOHCH3. It is a colourless, flammable chemical compound with a strong odor. It is the simplest example of a secondary alcohol, where the alcohol carbon atom is attached to two other carbon atoms sometimes shown as (CH3)2CHOH. It is a structural isomer of propanol.
Isopropanol 99.9% ACS
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The vast majority of isopropanol is still used in industrial settings, both as a solvent and as an intermediate. This compound is also a popular ingredient in many disinfectant and personal care products, but household applications represent only a small fraction of overall isopropanol production. Isopropanol can dissolve a wide range of non-polar products. It evaporates quickly leaving no residue and it’s relatively non-toxic when compared to ethanol or other alternative solvents which make it an ideal product to use as a cleaning solution and for disolving oils. It can also be used for cleaning delicate parts during manufacture of electric and electronic devices, and stain removal in various products, such as fabrics, cotton and wood.
Some examples of small-scale applications
- Cosmetics and personal care products
- Ingredient in paints, inks and resins
- Pharmaceutical tablets
- Extraction and purification processes
- Coolant in beer manufacture
- Coupling agent
- Polymerisation modifier
- Synthetic flavouring adjuvant
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Minimum Assay: >99.9%
Molecular Formula: C3H8O
Molecular Weight: 60.1 g/mol
Melting Point: -89.5°C
Boiling Point: 82.4°C
Storage Temperature: 20-24°C
Hazard Class: 3
Packing Group: 2
Hazard Phrases: Highly flammable liquid and vapour. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause drowsiness or dizziness.
Prec Phrases: Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. In case of fire: Use Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep cool.
HS CODE: 2905120000
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