Isopropyl Alcohol - (also propan-2-ol, 2-propanol, iso, isopro, isoprop, rubbing alcohol, or the abbreviation IPA) is a common name for a colorless, flammable chemical compound with a strong odor. Isopropyl alcohol is produced by combining water and propene. There are two processes for achieving this: indirect hydration via the sulfuric acid process and direct hydration. The former process, which can use low-quality propylene, predominates in the USA while the latter process, which requires high-purity propylene, is more commonly used in Europe.
Isopropyl alcohol is cheaply available.Thus isopropyl alcohol is used widely as a solvent and as a cleaning fluid, especially for dissolving lipophilic contaminants such as oil. Examples of this use include cleaning electronic devices such as contact pins (like those on ROM cartridges), magnetic tape and disk heads, the lenses of lasers in optical disc drives (e.g. CD, DVD) and removing thermal paste from IC packages (such as CPUs.) Isopropyl alcohol is also used to clean LCD and glass computer monitor screens (at some risk to the anti-reflection coating of some screens), and used by many music shops to give second-hand or worn records newer-looking sheens (though it may leach plasticizer from vinyl, making it more rigid). Pure isopropyl alcohol should not be used to clean vinyl records. Isopropyl alcohol also works well at removing smudges, dirt, and fingerprints from cell phones and PDAs. Isopropyl alcohol is effective at removing residual glue from some sticky labels (but some other adhesives used on tapes and paper labels are resistant to it.) It can also be used to remove stains from most fabrics, wood, cotton, etc.
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Isopropyl Alcohol, 10%
Isopropyl Alcohol, 70%
Isopropyl Alcohol, 70%, USP
Isopropyl Alcohol, 99%, USP,EP,BP,JP and many more.