Propanol 2 CMOS
Known variously as 2-propanol, propanol 2 CMOS is most commonly known as "isopropyl alcohol." Its molecular formula may be C3H7OH or C3H8O, and it is a highly flammable chemical compound. Propanol-2 is colorless and has a strong odor.
Common industrial uses of propanol 2 include:
- Coatings solvent
- Chemical intermediate
- Gasoline additive
- Acetone derivative
Popular industries of use are:
Automotive: Isopropyl alcohol is a primary component of "gas dryer" fuel additives, windshield deicers, and brake fluid.
Medical: Propanol 2 is common used as a disinfectant and sanitizing agent. A typical disinfecting pad contains a solution of 60% to 70% 2-propanol in water. At a concentration of 75% in water, it is an effective hand sanitizer.
Laboratory: Propanol 2 is a compound that is frequently used for DNA extraction. It is also a common biological specimen preservative, because it is nontoxic when compared to formaldehyde and other synthesized preservatives.