Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA)

CAS #67-63-0

(CH3)2CHOH

About

Isopropyl alcohol is a colorless, flammable organic compound with a strong alcoholic odor. As an isopropyl group linked to a hydroxyl group, it is the simplest example of a secondary alcohol, where the alcohol carbon atom is attached to two other carbon atoms.

Synonyms

2-Propanol Isopropanol[1] Rubbing alcohol sec-Propyl alcohol 2-Hydroxypropane i-PrOH Dimethyl carbinol IPA

Property

Specifications

Structure

IUPAC Name

Propan-2-ol

Appearance

Colorless liquid

Molar Mass

60.096 g/mol

Density

0.786 g/cm3 (20 °C)

Melting Point

−89 °C (−128 °F; 184 K)

Boiling Point

82.6 °C (180.7 °F; 355.8 K)

Solubility in Water

Miscible with water

Vapour Pressure

33 mmHg @ 20°C; 75 mmHg @ 34°C

Flash Point

Open cup: 11.7 °C (53.1 °F; 284.8 K) Closed cup: 13 °C (55 °F)

Viscosity

2.86 cP at 15 °C 1.96 cP at 25 °C 1.77 cP at 30 °C

Odour

Pungent alcoholic odor

APHA Value

-

Hazard Identification

Flammable, mildly toxic

Uses & Applications

It is used in the manufacture of a wide variety of industrial and household chemicals and is a common ingredient in products such as antiseptics, disinfectants, hand sanitizer and detergents.

Market Driving Factors

Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA) demand stood at 2.98 Million Tonnes in 2020 and is forecast to reach 5.19 Million Tonnes by 2030, growing at a healthy CAGR of 6.02% until 2030.

Grades Available

Origin

Indian Origin

Packaging

Stability/Shelf Life

TDS

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