Isopropyl alcohol is an organic compound with the chemical formula C3H8O Also known as 2-propanol.
It was the first synthetic alcohol to be commercialized and marketed.
For the first time in 1920, chemists from the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey (later Exxon Mobil) studied the products of petroleum products while producing this substance.
Isopropyl Alcohol is an isomer of propyl alcohol that has antibacterial properties.
Although the precise mechanism of action of this disinfectant is unclear, it is likely to kill cells by repelling denitting cellular proteins and DNA, interfering with cell metabolism and dissolving cellular protein membranes.
Isopropanol is used as a disinfectant in soaps and lotions.
It has many chemical properties similar to ethanol, it’s soluble in water and it has a low boiling point but unlike drinking alcohol, rubbing alcohol is not suitable for human consumption. It is useful in many home applications and it is mixed with water for use as a rubbing-alcohol antiseptic.
It has many uses, including as a disinfectant in After shave lotion, hand lotion and other cosmetics are used. It is used in the industry as an inexpensive solvent for cosmetics, medicines and also for the disposal of ethanol (ethyl alcohol).
Physical and Chemical properties
It is first produced by the hydration reaction with the combination of water and propane or the hydrogenation of acetone.
It is easily synthesized from the reaction of propylene with sulfuric acid, followed by hydrolysis.
In this method, it reacts with direct hydration of propene and water, either in the gas or liquid phase, at high pressures in the presence of solid or supported acid catalysts. The direct hydration method is most commonly used in Europe. This type of process usually requires higher purity propylene (> 90%)
Applications of Isopropyl alcohol
Isopropyl Alcohol has many amazing home uses, even if you don’t like the smell it evaporates quickly, and most pharmacies have isopropyl alcohol with a very good smell.
This product is often used as a disinfectant and is used as a disinfectant before injection to kill surface bacteria. It is used to disinfect wounds and minor scratches and eliminate any bacteria present in the injured area in order to prevent the growth of bacteria. It is also approved for use by the Food and Drug Administration or the FDA as a surgical scrub and clinical disinfectant.
are topically applied substances that can shrink or close pores.
Isopropanol acts as an astringent and is often used in skin toners and firming formulas along with other astringents. This will help make your skin look more even and pores less visible. They also help prevent bleeding in small incisions and scratches by tightening blood vessels that are losing blood.
Liniment for Muscle Aches
It is a fluid that is applied to relieve pain and swelling of the muscles and joints. This increase in blood circulation helps reduce pain and inflammation.
Isopropyl alcohol is widely used and is used beyond the above-mentioned substances.
It is used in manufacturing acetone, glycerol, and isopropyl acetate.
As a factor in preventing the icing on your windshield. As a laboratory reagent in a variety of chemical reactions and even as a preservative and diluent in processes such as sample preservation.
One of IPA’s most common application is as an industrial solvent and can be used in a range of processes. Some its uses as a solvent include:
1.Dilution and extraction in laboratory chemicals
2. Paint stripping
3.Flexography, lithography, and equipment cleaning in printmaking
4.Cold-cleaning in electroplating