Isopropanol Alcohol IPA 99.99%
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Isopropanol Alcohol 99.99% also known as IPA, is a colourless, flammable liquid with a strong odour that evaporates quickly. It dissolves a wide range of non-polar compounds and leaves nearly zero oil traces. Compared to alternative solvents isopropanol alcohol is relatively non-toxic as a result it is used widely as a cleaning fluid, disinfectant, Fuel Additive, solvent and for its Pharmaceutical and Medical Applications.
Isopropanol alcohol’s ability to dissolve oils lead it to being used to clean a wide range of electronic devices such as contact pins, magnetic tape and disk heads (such as Audio and video tape recorders and floppy disk drives), the lenses of lasers in optical disc drives (e.g., CD, DVD) and removing thermal paste from heatsinks and IC packages (such as CPUs).
Frequently asked questions:
- What is isopropanol alcohol?
Isopropanol alcohol is a clear and flammable liquid with a sharp odour and is most commonly used in the making of rubbing alcohol. It is also used in the making of skin and hair products, dyes, antifreeze and perfumes. its chemical composition (C3H8O).
- What are the uses of isopropanol alcohol?
The various applications of isopropanol alcohol are cleaning and disinfecting surfaces, treating minor wounds, as solvent, Hospitals, cleanrooms, and electronics or medical device manufacturing.
- Is isopropanol alcohol safe to use on the skin?
Isopropanol alcohol is safe for use on the skin along with precautions, possible skin reactions, follow guidelines for proper usage.
- Is isopropanol alcohol safe to ingest?
An important warning that isopropanol alcohol should never be ingested due to its toxic effects, which can lead to severe health issues or even be life-threatening.
- Can isopropanol alcohol be used to kill germs and bacteria?
Isopropanol alcohol is commonly used as a disinfectant and antiseptic agent due to its ability to kill germs, bacteria, and viruses. However, the appropriate concentration is vital for effectiveness.
- What is the recommended concentration of isopropanol alcohol for disinfection?
The ideal concentration is typically (60-70%) of isopropanol alcohol to achieve effective disinfection and a warning against using higher concentrations, which may be less effective.
- Can isopropanol alcohol be used to clean electronic devices?
Isopropanol alcohol can be used to clean electronic devices, such as keyboards, mousepads, computer monitors, laptop exteriors, game controllers, screens and circuit boards, due to its effectiveness to clean and quickly evaporate.
- Can IPA remove ink stains?
Isopropyl alcohol eats aways and disintegrates water-based printer ink and this allows you to wash out and remove the stain much easier. Isopropyl alcohol is also safe to use on most materials and should not degrade or discolour any of the clothing that it is applied to but the results may vary depending on the type of ink and material being treated.
- Is it safe to mix IPA with other substances?
Mixing isopropanol alcohol with certain substances, such as bleach or ammonia can produce toxic fumes that could cause damage to your eyes, lungs and liver so it should be strictly avoided.
- Can IPA cause any side effects or allergies?
The potential side effects include skin rash, itching, dryness and redness or respiratory irritation caused by excessive or prolonged exposure to isopropanol alcohol. Seek medical advice if needed.
Top 10 uses:
Cleaning agent: IPA is commonly used as a cleaning agent, especially for electronic devices and delicate surfaces. It effectively removes dirt, oils, and grime without leaving residue.
Disinfectant: IPA is a powerful disinfectant that kills bacteria, viruses, and fungi. It is commonly used to clean wounds, sterilize medical equipment, and sanitize surfaces in healthcare settings.
Hand sanitiser: IPA is a key ingredient in many hand sanitisers. It helps kill germs and bacteria on your hands when soap and water are not readily available.
Antiseptic: IPA is used as an antiseptic to clean and disinfect minor cuts, burns, and scrapes. It helps prevent infection and aids in the healing process.
Solvent: IPA is a versatile solvent. It can dissolve many common substances, making it useful for cleaning ink stains, removing adhesive residues, and diluting paints or varnishes.
De-icer: IPA is often added to windshield washer fluids and de-icing solutions. It helps to prevent freezing and remove ice or frost from car windshields, aircraft surfaces, and other frozen areas.
Fuel additive: IPA is used as a fuel additive in some gasoline blends. It improves the combustion efficiency, helps prevent engine deposits, and reduces emissions.
Cooling agent: IPA has a low freezing point, and when applied to the skin, it has a cooling effect. This property makes it useful for cooling feverish or overheated individuals, or for soothing minor burns.
Ink remover: IPA can effectively remove ink stains from various surfaces, including fabrics, carpets, and hard surfaces like countertops or desks.
Electronics cleaning: IPA is widely used to clean electronics, such as computer circuit boards, mobile phones, and keyboards. It helps remove dust, dirt, and smudges without damaging sensitive components.
Item specifications for IPA:
- Chemical Name: Isopropanol
- Chemical Formula: C3H8O
- Common Names: Isopropyl Alcohol, IPA, 2-propanol, rubbing alcohol
- Purity/Concentration: 99.99%
- Grade/Type: Technical grade, pharmaceutical grade, or laboratory grade
- Appearance: Liquid form
- Odour: Alcohol odour
- Solubility: Soluble in water and many organic solvents
- Boiling Point: Approximately 82-83°C (179-181°F)
- Flash Point: Varies with the concentration, typically around 12-24°C (54-75°F)
- Density: Varies with concentration, typically around 0.785 g/cm3
Highly flammable liquid and vapour.
Causes serious eye irritation.
May cause drowsiness or dizziness
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surface. – No smoking.
IF INHALED: Remove victim to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing.
IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray.
Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection
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