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Iso Propyl Alcohol

Iso Propyl Alcohol (IPA) is a secondary alcohol which is colourless, flammable and with strong odour which dissolves a wide range of non polar compounds. It is also relatively non toxic and evaporates quickly. 

Thus, it is used widely as a solvent and as a cleaning fluid, especially for dissolving lipophilic contaminants such as oil. Example include cleaning devices such as contact pins, magnetic tapes and disk heads, the lenses of lasers in optical disc drives and removing thermal pastes from IC packages. It can also be used to remove stains from most fabrics, wood, cotton etc. It is also used as an industrial cleaning agent.

There is a grade know as Iso Propyl Ethyl Alcohol which is IPA with some addition of ethanol. This is for the same market a