Isopropanol
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2-propanol
2-propanol, isopropyl alcohol   C3H8O
 M 60,10 g/Mol
GHS-symbol inflammableGHS-symbol: exclamation mark

According the IUPAC nomenclature the still common name "Isopropanol" should not be used any longer because the theoretical underlying hydrocarbon "Isopropan" does not exist. The correct designation is therefore 2-Propanol.

Usage

2-propanol is used for the production of acetone, as solvent for cosmetic purposes, as well as solvent for industrial essential oils, waxes and esters, but also as protection agent against frost and as disinfectant.

Manufacturing

The production of 2-propanol is done by hydrogenation of propylene in the presence of acids or acidic exchanging resins.

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