Isopropanol (Isopropyl Alcohol ) is a colorless, flammable liquid with a characteristic alcoholic odor. It is completely miscible with most solvents, including water, and is a suitable solvent for acrylic and epoxy resins, ethyl cellulose, natural resins, gums, polyvinyl butyral, alkaloids and some essential oils.
Physical and Chemical Properties :
|Molecular Weight||60.1 g/Mole|
|Specific Gravity (20 °C||0.786|
|Boiling Point||82.5°C (180.5°F)|
|Melting Point||-88.5°C (-127.3°F)|
|Critical Temperature||Not Available|
|Flammability (solid, gas)||Not relevant (fluid)|
|Explosive limits||Not Determine|
|Vapour pressure||4.4 kPa (@ 20°C)|
|Vapour Density||2.07 (Air = 1)|
|Viscosity at 20°C||cP 2.4|
|Closed Cup Flash Point||°F 53|
|Solubility at 20°C||% Wt In Water 100
% Wt Water in 100
It has multiple application. Some like as below –
- Nitrocellulose lacquers and thinners
- Coupling agent in cleaners and polishes
- Dehydrating agent
- Cosmetics and toiletries
- Rubbing compounds
- Lithographic printing
- Chemical intermediate
- General purpose cleaners
- Medium evaporating solvent.
- Latent solvent in nitrocellulose systems.
- Non-HAP (Hazardous Air Pollutant) Solvent.
- Low photochemical reactivity.
The product may be stored at normal ambient temperatures and has a shelf life of not less than 72 months with correct storage.
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