Isopropyl Alcohol or 2-Propanol is a very commonly used disinfectant within pharmaceutical companies, hospitals and cleanrooms. It is even used in the purification of electronics and medical device manufacture. It has a number of different purity grades and they are designed for different use. They are beneficial cleaning chemicals and disinfectants, and depending on how concentrated they are, they can get rid of all sorts of bacteria and impurities.
99% Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA 99)
This concentration of IPA is not as commonly used as a disinfectant, but as a solvent or cleaning agent for industries that produce products that are sensitive to water. Hence, it makes sense to use a hydrophobic solvent. It also has a very low flash point and hence, evaporates rapidly.
This is useful in computer and electronics manufacturing industries that prefer immediate evaporation of cleaning agents for their work. During the design work for chips and circuit boards and integrated circuits, there needs to be a quick clean up if something is spilled and the work area needs to be devoid of any contaminants or obstructions as soon as possible; 99% IPA ensures that happens. Rapid evaporation has a downside to it since it reduces shelf life, but on the other hand, it ensures little to no dilution in alcohol content, and hence it is preferred for great consistency.
IPA 99% is non corrosive to metals and are plastic safe as well. They are ozone safe and have a low impact on the climate. The chemical is flammable, the 99% variant much more so because of its high flash point so they need to be stored in places without any danger of fire.
Note: These chemicals are meant to be used for research, industrial work, cleaning or disinfecting.
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