Isopropanol Alcohol IPA 99.99%
Isopropanol Alcohol dissolves a wide range of non-polar compounds. It also evaporates quickly and leaves nearly zero oil traces in comparison to similar solvents.
Isopropanol Alcohol IPA 99.99%
Isopropanol Alcohol IPA 99.99% dissolves a wide range of non-polar compounds. It also evaporates quickly and leaves nearly zero oil traces in comparison to similar solvents. When compared to ethanol, IPA is relatively non-toxic and, as a result, it is used widely as a solvent and as a cleaning fluid, especially for dissolving oils. The most common examples of this application in your day-to-day include cleaning electronic devices such as contact pins (like those on ROM cartridges), magnetic tape and disk heads (such as those in audio and video tape recorders and floppy disk drives), the lenses of lasers in optical disc drives (e.g., CD, DVD) and removing thermal paste from heatsinks and IC packages (such as CPUs).
Rubbing alcohol, hand sanitizer, and disinfecting pads typically contain a 30–70% solution of isopropyl alcohol depending on the exact use. Also, Isopropyl alcohol is a major ingredient in “gas dryer” fuel additives. In addition, IPA is a biological specimen preservative. Therefore Isopropyl alcohol provides a comparatively non-toxic alternative to formaldehyde and other synthetic preservatives.
Q: Can Isopropyl alcohol kill fleas?
A: If diluted to no less than 70% IPA / 30% water (rubbing alcohol), it will kill adult fleas, but eggs will not be effected. Adding a small amount of dish soap to the mixture will kill the eggs or flea larvae on contact.
Q: Can Isopropyl alcohol kill bed begs?
A: If diluted to no less than 70% IPA / 30% water (rubbing alcohol), it will kill bed bugs. Rubbing alcohol is also a desiccant, or drying agent, so it can destroy bed bugs eggs by drying them out. In addition, rubbing alcohol repels the bugs, discouraging them from crawling or laying eggs on a surface treated with the substance.
Q: Can Isopropyl alcohol damage car paint?
A: Isopropyl Alcohol is NOT recommended for freshly painted finishes. You should never use isopropyl alcohol at full strength or it could permanently cause damage to vehicle paintwork. However, when Isopropyl alcohol is diluted accordingly, it can be used to prepare a surface for paint, glass or wheel coatings.
Q: Can Isopropyl alcohol disinfect?
A: It is most commonly and used disinfectant within pharmaceuticals, hospitals and electronics or medical device manufacturing. Different solution, purity grades, concentration, and alcohol types yield beneficial cleaning and disinfection properties when applied correctly. IPA, particularly solutions between 60% and 90% alcohol and 10-40% purified water, is rapidly antimicrobial against bacteria, fungi, and viruses. Notably, a higher concentration of alcohol don’t generate more desirable bactericidal or fungicidal killing properties. However, we recommend using a minimum of 50% to disinfect effectively.
Q: Can Isopropyl alcohol damage plastic?
A: Alcohol will damage some plastics, but not all. Please refer to the guide below, but please research further if you need something more specific:
- Poly(ethylene terephthalate), PET or PETE – PET is not very soluble in isopropanol, but prolonged exposure may cause crazing or stiffening due to the dissolution of plasticizers.
- High-Density polyethylene, HDPE – HDPE is a resistant to most things.
- Poly(vinyl choride), PVC – PVC is not very soluble in isopropanol, but prolonged exposure may cause crazing or stiffening.
- Low-Density polyethylene, LDPE – LDPE is resistant to most things.
- Polypropylene, PP – PP is resistant to most things.
- Polystyrene PS – PS is not very soluble in isopropanol, but prolonged exposure may cause crazing or stiffening.
- This stands for “other”, but the most common is poly-carbonate, which is not very soluble in Isopropanol, but prolonged exposure may cause crazing or stiffening.
Q:Can isopropyl alcohol kill mould?
A: To remove mould stains from furniture, leather, books or other porous surfaces, mix alcohol and water 1:1. Work the mixture into fabric or leather using a cloth or soft bristle brush. To clean books or other delicate objects, soak a cloth or paper towel, wring it out thoroughly and blot/dab the mould spot gently. Dry the object thoroughly, preferably outdoors in bright sunlight. Reapply as needed until any sign of mould or mildew is gone.
Q: Can isopropyl alcohol be used as fuel?
A: No, it should not be considered at all as a substitute for/used as fuel.
Q: Can isopropyl alcohol remove super glue?
A: We recommend that, for the removal of super glue, acetone will be more effective in achieving the desired result.
Q: Can isopropyl alcohol remove rust?
A: IPA is a good cleaner for metal; when rinsed with water IPA will turn oils soluble, making it easier to shift that stubborn hard-to-scrub rust.
Common Product Uses:
- Air Brush Cleaner
- Glass Cleaner
- Gas Dryer Fuel Additive
- Specimen Preservative
- Contact Pin Cleaner
- Thermal Paste Remover
- Rubbing Alcohol
- Hand Sanitiser
- Disinfecting Pads
- Surface Cleaner
IPA Isopropanol Alcohol 99.9% WARNINGS
- Highly flammable liquid and vapour.
- Causes serious eye irritation.
- May cause drowsiness or dizziness
- Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surface, including cigars/cigarettes.
- Avoid breathing any/ or dust, fumes, gas, mist, vapours or sprays.
- Wear protective equipment such as eye and face protection in combination with gloves and any necessary clothing protection.
IF INHALED: Remove yourself or the person in question to fresh air where they can rest in a position that allows them to breathe comfortably.
IF IN EYES: Rinse carefully with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if applicable and continue rinsing.
H225: HIGHLY FLAMMABLE H319: CAUSES SERIOUS EYE IRRITATION.
H336: MAY CAUSE DROWSINESS OR DIZZINESS.
PLEASE SEEK MEDICAL ADVISE IF YOU FEEL UNWELL AFTER USE.