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 is 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, 1 - Methylethanol, 1 - Methylethyl Alcohol, 2 - Hydroxypropane, 2 - Propanol, 2 - Propyl Alcohol, Dimethyl Carbinol, Isopropyl Alcohol, Propan - 2 - ol, Propyl Alcohol
Chemical Formula
(CH3)2CH2O
CAS Number
67-63-0

Characteristics

Molar Weight
60,1 g/mol
Melting Point
-89 °C
Boiling Point
81.1°C to 83.3°C
Flash Point
12.0°C
Density
0.786 g/cc
Forms
Liquid (clear), Colourless

Uses and Applications

Key applications

  • Disinfectant
  • Ink, toner and colourant
  • Fungicide
  • Sanitizers
  • Anti-freeze
  • Lacquers
  • Ceramics
  • Cleaning products
  • Adhesives and Sealants
  • Solvents
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Cosmetic products

Industries

  • Energy Services
  • Pharma
  • Polymers
  • Cleaning
  • CASE & Construction
  • Beauty & Personal Care
  • Water Treatment
  • Food & Nutrition
  • Agriculture
  • Lubricants
  • Rubber