This substance is a form of alcohol, with the alternate name isopropyl alcohol. It is a colorless liquid that produces a strong odor. Since it can evaporate quickly into the air, it is highly flammable and can be harmful if inhaled. Isopropanol is highly miscible in both water and ethanol.
This chemical can be found in a broad range of industries, mostly as a cleaning agent or as an industrial solvent. It works better than most other alcohol-based cleaners because it evaporates more quickly and leaves less of a trace. It is also less toxic than ethanol cleaning materials. Isopropanol can also be utilized as a disinfectant, much like rubbing alcohol.
Since this chemical can evaporate rapidly, it must be stored in an airtight container. A breathing mask should be worn to prevent dizziness from the vapors. It must be kept in a cool, dry area and away from any combustible materials.