Isopropyl Alcohol is an isomer of propyl alcohol with antibacterial properties. Isopropanol, also known as isopropyl alcohol or IPA, belongs to the class of organic compounds known as secondary alcohols. Isopropanol has been found in human epidermis, skin and pancreas tissues, and has also been detected in most biofluids, including saliva, cerebrospinal fluid, blood, and feces.

  • Synonyms: · 1 – Methylethanol, 1 - Methylethyl Alcohol, 2 – Hydroxypropane, 2 – Propanol, 2 - Propyl Alcohol, Dimethyl Carbinol, IPA, Isopropanol, Isopropyl Alcohol, Propan - 2 – ol, Propyl Alcohol
  • INCI: Isopropyl alcohol
  • Chemical formula: C3H8O
  • CAS #: 67-63-0
  • Hazard: • GHS02 Flammable GHS07 Harmful


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Isopropyl alcohol 50%
Isopropyl alcohol 70%
Isopropyl alcohol 99%


AppearanceLiquid, clear colorless
SolubilitiesSoluble in water
Boiling point178°F (81.1°C) To 182°F (83.3°C)
Freezing point-128 °F
Molecular weight60 g/mol
Weight per gallon7.5400 lbs/gal
ClassAlcohol, Non-HAP Solvent, Solvent
GradesIndustrial, ACS, USP, NF Grade, Kosher


Isopropyl alcohol uses include adhesives & cements, all-purpose cleaners, anti-fungal creams, antifreeze, cleaning compounds, cleaning fluids, cosmetics, coupling agent, degreaser, dehydrating agent, deicing fluid, disinfectant, extraction solvent, glass cleaners, hair care, hair colorants, ink solvent, lacquers, lithographic ink, mascara, nail polish, nitrocellulose lacquers, paint solvent, preservative, printing, solvent.

  • Pharmaceutical: Isopropyl alcohol is used as rubbing alcohol, hand sanitize and disinfecting pads.
  • Automotive: It is a major component in gas dryer fuel additives.
  • Laboratory: It is used to to preserve biological specimen
  • Personal Care: Isopropyl Alcohol is widely used in cosmetics and personal care products, such as aftershave lotions, bath products, eye and other makeup products, as well as nail, hair, and skin care products.

Quick Answers

Isopropyl alcohol is a common solvent used across a broad range of industries. IPA’s properties make it an excellent solvent, cleaning fluid and dissolving agent for oils.

If you are looking to buy isopropyl alcohol for your business, we invite you to consider Brenntag, a leader among suppliers in the United States for high-quality isopropyl alcohol.

The first step to buying your isopropyl alcohol in the United States or Canada is getting in touch with one of our Brenntag representatives and telling us about your needs.Visit our contact page to see our phone number, email address and handy online message form. We will get back to you quickly with answers to your questions and a quotation for your isopropyl alcohol request.

Isopropyl Alcohol is available in pails, metal drums, totes, bulk in variable quantities.

You can download a copy of the SDS for Isopropyl Alcohol from Brenntag Connect.

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