Isoproyl Alcohol or also known as Isopropanol is a clear colorless, flammable chemical compound with a strong odor, and a bitter taste. Isopropyl Alcohol is an isomer of propyl alcohol with antibacterial properties. Isoproyl Alcohol is a major component of regular household items such as cleaners, hand sanitizers, and disinfectants, as well as the commonly used item known as rubbing alcohol. Most rubbing alcohol contains 70% isopropanol. Isoproyl Alcohol can also be found in many pharmaceuticals. It is also used as the solvent in windshield wiper fluid, and some types of antifreeze. Unlike ethanol or methanol, isopropyl alcohol is not miscible with salt solutions and can be separated from aqueous solutions by adding a salt such as sodium chloride. It is used in the manufacture of acetone and glycerin. Isopropyl alcohol is two to three times more potent than ethanol as a CNS depressant, and acetone is comparable with ethanol.
CAS Number: 67-63-0