We can supply isopropanol for general use in 2.5L and 25L containers, as well as 200L drums and 1,000L IBCs. Discounts are available for bulk orders of 4 items or more, and full UK MSDS documents are available to download here from our website.As well as for general-use, we also supply isopropanol for analytical and laboratory use.
Common Isopropanol Uses
The vast majority of isopropanol produced is used in industrial applications, but this compound also has some small scale household uses, particularly in personal hygiene products. Additionally it is also a key ingredient in many cosmetic, pharmaceutical and medical products due to its low toxicity.Some common uses for isopropanol include:
Solvent - Isopropanol is able to dissolve several non-polar compounds, making it popular as a cleaning fluid in electronics and around the house.
Medical solution - A 60-70% solution of isopropanol is commonly used as a disinfectant or hand sanitiser.
Fuel additive- Isopropanol is also used to "dry" water present in fuel, preventing damage from freezing in cold temperatures.
Preservative: A 70-90% solution of isopropanol is used in laboratories as a preserving solution, a safer alternative to formaldehyde.
Intermediate–Isopropanol is used as an intermediate in many different types of reactions, including esterification to isopropyl acetate, and the production of sodium isopropylxanthate. It can also react with aluminium and titanium tetrachloride to generate aluminium and titanium isopropoxides, as well as being used as a dihydrogen donor in transfer hydrogenations.
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