ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL 70%
Technical Grade Water-Soluble Cleaning Solvent
Isopropyl alcohol dissolves in a wide range of non-polar compounds. It also evaporates quickly and is relatively non-toxic, compared to alternative solvents. Thus
it is used widely as a solvent and as a cleaning fluid, especially for dissolving lipophilic contaminants such as oil. Isopropyl alcohol is used in keyboard, LCD and
laptop cleaning, is sold commercially as a whiteboard cleaner, and is a strong but safer alternative to common household cleaning products. It is used to clean
LCD and glass computer monitor screens (at some risk to the anti-reflection coating on some screens), and used to give second-hand or worn non-vinyl
phonograph records newer-looking sheen. Isopropyl alcohol removes smudges, dirt, and fingerprints from cell phones and PDAs. It is effective at removing
residual glue from some sticky labels although some other adhesives used on tapes and paper labels are resistant to it. It can also be used to remove stains from most fabrics, wood, cotton, etc. Isopropyl alcohol is also used to remove brake fluid traces from hydraulic braking systems, so that the brake fluid (usually DOT 3, DOT 4 or mineral oil) does not contaminate the brake pads, which would result in poor braking. In addition it can also be used to clean paintballs or other oil
based products so that they may be reused, commonly known as “repainting”.
As a biological specimen preservative, isopropyl alcohol provides a comparatively non-toxic alternative to formaldehyde and other synthetic preservatives.
Isopropyl alcohol solutions of 90-99% are optimal for preserving specimens, although concentrations as low as 70% can be used in emergencies.
- Quick-Drying Cleaning Solvent
- Technical Grade
- Removes Oil and Smudges