Isopropanol is a kind of alcohol, also known as isopropyl alcohol, with the molecular formula C3H8O. It is a colorless transparent liquid, with a molecular weight of 60.09, and a density of 0.789. Isopropanol is soluble in water and miscible with ether, acetone and chloroform.

Barreled isopropanol


As a type of alcohol, isopropanol has certain polarity. Its polarity is greater than that of ethanol but less than that of butanol. Isopropanol has a high surface tension and low evaporation rate. It is easy to foam and easy to miscible with water. Isopropanol has a strong irritating smell and taste, which is easy to cause irritation to the eyes and respiratory tract.


Isopropanol is a flammable liquid and has a low ignition temperature. It can be used as a solvent for various organic compounds, such as natural fats and fixed oil. Isopropanol is widely used in the production of perfumes, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and other industries. In addition, isopropanol is also used as a cleaning agent, antifreezing agent, etc.


Isopropanol has certain toxicity and irritability. Long-term contact with isopropanol may cause irritation to the skin and mucous membranes of the respiratory tract. Isopropanol is flammable and may cause fire or explosion during transportation or use. Therefore, when using isopropanol, safety measures should be taken to avoid contact with the skin or eyes, and keep away from fire sources.


In addition, isopropanol has certain environmental pollution. It can be biodegraded in the environment, but it may also enter the water and soil through drainage or leakage, which will have a certain impact on the environment. Therefore, in the process of using isopropanol, attention should be paid to environmental protection to protect our environment and sustainable development of the earth.

Post time: Jan-22-2024