Isopropyl Alcohol

Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA):

IUPAC Name: Propan-2-ol

HS Code: 29051220

Formula: C3H8O

Appearance: Clear Colorless Liquid

CAS No: 67-63-0

Common Names: 2-Propanol; Isopropanol; Isopropyl Alcohol; Dimethylcarbinol

Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA), also known as dimethylcarbinol and 2-propanol, is a clear, colorless liquid with a rubbing alcohol odor. It is soluble in water, alcohol, ether, benzene, chloroform and most organic solvents. The vapor of IPA can form an explosive mixture with air. The toxicity of its vapors is twice as high as ethanol.

It is used as a solvent for flexographic printing, offset printing, gravure printing, for dilution and extraction in laboratory. It is also used as a gasoline additive and fuel pipeline deicers. It is also used in pharmaceutical, cosmetic and as a cleaning agent and in the production of PCB holes in Electronic Industry. It can also be used as the reference material for chromatographic analysis. Low-quality isopropanol can also be used in automotive fuels.


Property Units Value
Appearance Clear, colorless liquid
Purity % ≥99.9
Melting Point 0C -89.5
Boiling Point 0C 82
Residue on Evaporation ppm ≤10
Density g/cm3 0.785
Water % ≤0.2
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