What is Isopropyl Alcohol

Isopropyl alcohol is volatile, flammable, multi-purpose product used in a variety of industries and typically found in the common household medicine cabinet where it's used as an antiseptic in 70% concentration. It is a colourless liquid having disinfectant properties, also used in the manufacture of acetone and as a solvent.

  • Synonyms: IPA, Isopropanol, Propanol
  • INCI: Isopropyl Alcohol
  • Chemical Formula: (CH3)2CH2O
  • CAS Number: 67-63-0

Product Specifications

Characteristics
Chemical Formula (CH3)2CH2O
CAS Number 67-63-0
Molar Weight 60,1 g/mol
Specific Gravity 0.7851
Melting Point -89 °C
Boiling Point 82,5 °C
Flash Point 11.7 °C
Forms Clear colourless liquid
Grades Biocide Cosmetic Electronic Food Industrial (technical) Pharma (GMP) Reagent
Variations 70% 90% 91% 99%

Uses and Applications for Isopropyl Alcohol

Key Applications

  • Adhesives and cements
  • All purpose cleaners
  • Cosmetics
  • Ink solvent
  • Lacquers
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Sanitizers

Industries

  • Coatings & Construction
  • Water Treatment
  • Cleaning
  • Pharma
  • Lubricants
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Cosmetics
  • Agriculture
  • Solvents
  • Polymers
  • Oil & Gas
  • Rubber

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