Isopropyl alcohol, 2-propanol, rubbing alcohol, or simply IPA
Isopropyl alcohol dissolves a wide range of non-polar compounds. Evaporating quickly, the available grades don’t leave behind oil traces when used as a cleaning fluid, unlike other common solvents. Relatively non-toxic and used widely as a solvent and cleaning fluid, especially for situations where there can be oils or oil-based residues which would not be easily cleaned with water, conveniently evaporating and (depending on water content and other potential factors) posing less of a risk of corrosion or rusting than plain water.
Cleaning: IPA is a common cleaner and degreaser where water cleaning poses a risk such as electrical equipment and components in manufacturing. It is a perfect surface disinfectant due to its antibacterial properties, evaporating quickly it leaves no streaks on glass or mirrors and is a common ingredient in hospital cleaning products.
Extractives: Since IPA can solubilize non-polar compounds easily it is frequently used in the process of extracting oils, fats, flavours, and waxes. One process of this can be quick wash with cold IPA that helps improve the separation of trichomes.
Automotive: IPA can be used as a thinner for resins, paints, and combining substrates with resin. It degreases and cleanses a cars’ surface, removing wax prepping it for paint and polishing. It is a common ingredient in windshield washer fluid due being a thawing agent.
Lab: In addition to general sterilization of equipment IPA is used in molecular reactions for nucleic acid detection and can concentrate and purify DNA in large sample sizes efficiently. It is used in diluting, extracting chemicals, and has the ability to act as a preservative and dehydrating agent to assist in sample preservation.
Cosmetic: ACS grade IPA is frequently used to develop personal care products such as aftershaves, lotions, perfumes, sanitizers, personal cleaners, and other cosmetics. When added to polish IPA 99% aids in smooth application, when cleaning it leaves the perfect shine due to its quick evaporation.
Features & Benefits
– Suitable for use in food facilities as a non-food chemical
– Safe on plastics
– Removes water and humidity from components, leaving them dry
– Meets reagent ACS
– Meets MIL Spec TT-I-735A and ASTM D770
– Less than 0.001 g/100 mL non-volatile residues
Are other sizes available?
If you’re interested in getting a different size from what is listed, please be get in touch.
How is freight and delivery managed?
Currently, Rexall Offers prepaid shipping:
- Eastern Canada, Orders over $2000.00
- Western Canada, Order over $4000.00
- Small orders, please contact our office for rates.
Is private labelling available?
Rexall offers a private label program for all of our products. Our marketing team will work with you to design your labels and packaging. Please get in touch with us to discuss how Rexall can support your needs.