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Isopropanol, Isopropyl alcohol
Isopropanol - also known as isopropyl alcohol - is a highly concentrated secondary alcohol (2-propanol).
Medical Isopropanol - according to European Pharmacopeia (Ph. Eur.) - in concentrations of 70 or 99,9 % is suitable for many different purposes. E.g. for cleaning and disinfection in medical or industrial areas, as solvent for fat, resin or varnish, as thinner or as nail polish remover in beauty parlours. Isopropanol can also be used against mould and mildew.
Isopropyl alcohol is available in different charges and lot sizes, e.g. large quantities for regular demand at convenient prices. Please direct any questions regarding our selection of isopropyl alcohol to our friendly service team. Read on here at the end of this page.
Isopropanol - the versatile cleaner, disinfectant and degreaser
Isopropanol or isopropyl alcohol is highly effective for cleaning, degreasing, and disinfecting. The liquid evaporates quickly in the air without leaving any residues. Isopropanol is widely used in the cosmetics industry as a nail cleaner for degreasing nails. It is also used in the production of acetone (through oxide hydrogenation) and is an essential component of nail polish removers.
As a disinfectant, isopropyl alcohol, like ethanol and propanol, can destroy the envelope of bacteria, fungi, and viruses, rendering them harmless. In practice, diluted isopropanol solutions are commonly used. A 70% isopropyl alcohol solution is considered virucidal and suitable for killing viruses, including protection against COVID-19 and other contagious diseases. You can easily mix isopropanol with water in a ratio of 7:3 to obtain a 70% concentration. Isopropyl alcohol is suitable for external use and is also used for wound disinfection.
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What is Isopropanol?
Isopropanol, also known as rubbing alcohol, is a colorless liquid that is highly flammable and evaporates rapidly in the air. Isopropyl alcohol has a sweet, pungent odor that immediately identifies it as a high-concentration alcohol unsuitable for consumption. Many people recognize the smell of isopropanol as the "hospital smell" since medical facilities often have the scent of disinfectants containing IPA in the air.
Applications of Isopropanol
Isopropanol is used in the medical sector and medical technology for various purposes, but it also finds applications in industries and households. Isopropyl alcohol, also known as IPA, is found in many solvents and cleaning agents due to its chemical properties and is used in the production of antifreeze.
A 70% isopropyl alcohol solution removes paints and grease, making it a versatile cleaning agent with numerous applications. Isopropanol is an effective cleaner for delicate, alcohol-resistant surfaces (such as vinyl records) since the secondary alcohol is an effective solvent for fats. The degreasing hygiene cleaner is used in the following areas, for example:
- for disinfection in the medical field
- for cleaning microscopes
- for mold removal
- for cleaning vinyl records
- for removing ink and adhesive residues
- as antifreeze for windshield washer systems
In addition, isopropyl alcohol is an effective solvent as it evaporates quickly and without leaving any residue - for example, as acetone in nail polish removers or in antifreeze. Distilled water and isopropyl alcohol are homogeneously mixable in any ratio (azeotropic mixtures), allowing for concentration to be chosen as needed. In practical applications, a 70% isopropyl alcohol solution has proven to be the optimal mixing ratio for most applications.
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Isopropyl Alcohol in Medicine
In the medical field and medical technology, isopropyl alcohol is suitable for various purposes. For example, isopropanol is used in the production of various disinfectants. Isopropyl alcohol damages the outer envelope of bacteria, viruses, and fungi and renders the pathogens inactive.
2-propanol can clean medical devices and eliminate germs without leaving residue. In hospitals, clinics, or medical practices, rubbing alcohol is a component of surface disinfectants and hand sanitizers. However, make sure that the irritating substance does not come into contact with mucous membranes.
Instructions for Proper Hand Disinfection with Isopropyl Alcohol
In hospitals, doctor's offices, and other medical facilities, all individuals, from staff to patients, should disinfect their hands upon entering the facility to prevent the spread of germs. Isopropyl alcohol is suitable for hand disinfection as a 70% isopropyl alcohol solution. However, the optimal disinfection effect depends not only on the product used but also on its correct application:
- Step 1: Application - Apply a generous amount of the liquid to your hands.
- Step 2: Rubbing - Thoroughly rub the disinfectant into both hands. It is not sufficient to only disinfect the palms of your hands. You should rub the entire hands, both inside and outside, with the liquid. Ensure that the solution reaches all folds and crevices. Interlock your fingers, rub the isopropyl alcohol into the palm with your thumb, and make sure the disinfectant solution reaches under the fingernails as well.
- Step 3: Let it dry - Allow the isopropyl alcohol to air dry. Please do not use towels to dry your hands - the liquid requires a minimum contact time of 30 seconds. The alcohol will evaporate and leave no residue.
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Isopropyl Alcohol in the Household
Isopropyl alcohol is excellent for cleaning and disinfecting in the household or workplace. As a diluent with a 70% concentration, isopropanol is also used for disinfection. In the household, 99.9% isopropyl alcohol can be used to remove residues of resins, adhesive residues, paints, and inks in various areas. It is sufficient to mix a small amount of the high-percentage alcohol into the cleaning water. Such a cleaning solution is ideal for quick drying of floors or cleaning windows.
IPA against Hotspots of Bacteria, Germs & Viruses in the Household
In the household, disease-causing pathogens lurk in various places in high concentrations. Typical hotspots for viruses, bacteria, and other germs include, for example, door handles, smartphones, or keys - objects that we frequently touch with our hands. By disinfecting these surfaces with isopropanol, these germs can be regularly killed, preventing their spread. Buy isopropyl alcohol now and reduce germ hotspots!
Buy Isopropyl Alcohol for Cosmetic Use
In the cosmetic industry, isopropanol finds versatile use as a high-percentage alcohol. It is indispensable in nail studios for nail modeling and nail polish removal. As an additive to produce numerous cosmetic products, isopropyl alcohol is used, for example, in facial toners to remove facial oils and cleanse the pores.
What You Should Know About Isopropanol
We answer frequently asked questions about isopropanol:
What is the difference between isopropanol and isopropyl alcohol?
There is no difference between isopropanol (abbreviated as IPA) and isopropyl alcohol. They are common names for a secondary and monohydric alcohol. In chemistry, the term 2-propanol is used, while the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) uses the term propan-2-ol. The chemical formula is C3H8O.
How much alcohol does isopropanol contain?
The commercial concentration of the solvent is 70 percent. This means that pure alcohol is present in a ratio of 70 percent propanol to 30 percent water. However, in our online shop, we also offer isopropanol with a concentration of 99.9 percent. For hand disinfection, the 70 percent isopropyl alcohol has proven effective, which is mainly used in the medical field in doctor's offices or hospitals as a hand disinfectant or in the field of cosmetics. Consult our service team for guidance on handling or buy isopropanol directly from the online shop!
Are there quality differences in isopropanol?
With regard to the alcohol propanol, you should also pay attention to quality differences depending on the intended use. Usually, alcohol is offered cheaply online, but it is often yellowed or reprocessed alcohol. At Medicalcorner24®, however, you only receive high-quality isopropanol: our isopropyl alcohol is pure alcohol that has not been reprocessed and is approved according to the European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.).
Pay attention to the composition of the rubbing alcohol (2-propanol, isopropyl alcohol) and the concentration (for example, 70 percent or 99.9 percent). If the solvent is to be used in the cosmetic, medical, or pharmaceutical field as a liquid cleaner, degreaser, or remover, it is important that isopropanol is approved for medical use according to the pharmacopoeia.
How to Properly Apply Isopropanol?
Proper application of isopropanol is very important to avoid health hazards. Inhaling the vapors of the rubbing alcohol can cause dizziness, lightheadedness, headaches, or even loss of consciousness. Wear a face mask when using it or ensure adequate fresh air supply. If the alcohol comes into contact with the eyes, it causes severe eye irritation. If it comes into contact with the eyes, they should be gently rinsed with water for several minutes.
The liquid and vapor are highly flammable. Keep away from heat, hot surfaces, sparks, open flames, and ignition sources. The substance should not be applied to mucous membranes or open wounds, as it can cause irritation. Isopropyl alcohol must not be accessible to children.
Isopropyl alcohol should be stored in tightly closed containers and kept out of the reach of children. Pay attention to all these instructions when buying and using isopropanol.