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Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA) is an organic compound, and is a clear, colorless liquid is widely used as a solvent. IPA is very flammable with a high vapor pressure; use only with good ventilation and avoid all ignition sources. IPA does not cause adverse health or environmental effects at levels typically found in the workplace or in the environment.
1. Antiseptic - Isopropyl alcohol is often employed as an antiseptic, and you have likely had a doctor use it to swab your skin before injections to kill surface bacteria. It is used to clean minor cuts and abrasions, and to kill any bacteria that might be in the area in order to prevent bacterial growth.
2. Astringent - Astringents are substances that can shrink or tighten your body tissues, like the pores in your skin, when they are applied topically. Isopropyl alcohol acts as an astringent and is often used in skin toners and tightening formulas along with other astringents like witch hazel. It helps to give your skin a smoother look and make pores less visible. Astringents also help to stop bleeding in minor cuts and scrapes by tightening up the capillaries that are losing blood.
3. Liniment for Muscle Aches - A liniment is a liquid that can be rubbed over the surface of aching muscles or painful joints to help reduce pain and swelling. Alcohol is an effective liniment because it acts as a minor irritant to the skin increasing circulation and blood flow to the area. This increased circulation helps to ease pain and inflammation.
4. Surface Disinfectant - Isopropyl alcohol is one of the active ingredients in many of the products used to disinfect hospital surfaces. It is on the Environmental Protection Agency List of Antimicrobial Products Effective Against Mycobacterium Tuberculosis, Human HIV-1 and Hepatitis B Virus.
Generally the isopropyl alcohol in these products is combined with another chemical that helps it to stay on the surface longer and not evaporate as quickly. It is a helpful addition to any surface cleaner at home, and can kill bacteria, spores and viruses on those surfaces as well.
5. Multipurpose Cleaning Agent - One of the common household uses of rubbing alcohol is as a cleaning agent. Many toilet bowl and window cleaners, for instance, contain isopropyl alcohol. Unlike water, rubbing alcohol can dissolve sticky, gummy residues, making it ideal for removing sap or chewing gum from hands and surfaces.
DVDs and CDs that have acquired fingerprints benefit from being rubbed down with some isopropyl alcohol on a soft cloth-- -the alcohol removes the fingerprints without damaging the delicate plastic of the disc.
Removes stubborn glue residue and dried ink, and it can remove stains from most natural fibers, including cotton, silk, and wood.
CAS: 67-63- 0
INCI: Isopropyl alcohol (2-propanol) Log in to see files