Isopropyl alcohol is a clear, colourlesss solvent and is miscible in water and hydrocarbon solvents. The flashpoint of isopropyl alcohol is 12ºC with a fast evaporation rate. Isopropyl Alcohol also referred to as Isopropanol, IPA and rubbing alcohol is a multi-purpose surface cleaner suitable for a range of uses. There are three main types of Isopropyl Alcohol 70%, isopropyl alcohol 99% and isopropyl alcohol 100%.
There are two common names that most people either buy isopropyl alcohol or rubbing alcohol. The difference between isopropyl alcohol and rubbing alcohol is that isopropyl alcohol is defined as pure either 99% or 100% whereas the rubbing alcohol is known as 70%. Rubbing alcohol has a higher moisture content making it more suitable to disinfect wounds on the skin as the isopropyl isn’t as harsh on the skin (to make it suitable) and it gives it time to kill the bacteria as more moisture means slower evaporation.
Isopropyl Alcohol Uses
Isopropyl Alcohol 99% or 100% is perfect for cleaning electronics, mirrors, stainless steel, cleaning 3D printers, and much more. The difference between 99% isopropyl alcohol and 100% is only 1% of moisture. Customers mainly lean towards the 100% isopropyl alcohol and only use the 99% when specified in a formula. Isopropyl alcohol 99% and 100% evaporates quickly making it perfect for cleaning.
You can use isopropyl alcohol 100% for a variety of applications such as cleaning, disinfecting, cleaning mirrors, stainless, using it for 3D printers, removes sticky residue, cleans glass, hand sanitiser and much more. Isopropyl alcohol is also miscible in water. This means if you get the 100% isopropyl alcohol you can dilute it down to suit your needs.
Where to Buy Isopropyl Alcohol
Isopropyl Alcohol can be purchased online from Sydney Solvents or you can pick up isopropyl alcohol from our warehouse in Penrith.
Difference between IsocolTM and Isopropyl Alcohol
IsocolTM can be purchased from places like Woolworths and Coles and is diluted down Isopropyl alcohol to about 60-70% grade. However, Sydney Solvents isopropyl alcohol is 100% making it stronger and more cost-effective as you can dilute it down to suit your needs.