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About Isopropyl Alcohol
Isopropyl alcohol (IPA) has a variety of names. Its chemical name is propan-2-ol which shows that it is one of two isomers of propanol (a.k.a. propyl alcohol), the other being propan-1-ol. It is also known as isopropanol. Either term can be used more-or-less interchangeably.
Properties of Isopropanol
Melting point: -89°C
Boiling point: 82°C
Density: 0.786 20 kg/m3
CAS No.: 67-63-0
Common Uses of Propan-2-Ol
The vast majority of the propan-2-ol 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: it 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: isopropyl alcohol is also used to "dry" water present in fuel, preventing damage from freezing in cold temperatures
Preservative: a 70-90% solution 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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