Isopropyl Alcohol (from Wikipedia)
Isopropyl alcohol is miscible in water, alcohol, ether and chloroform. It has a slightly bitter taste, and is not safe to drink
Early uses as an anesthetic
Isopropyl alcohol has many negative drawbacks including respiratory irritation, internal bleeding, visual and hearing problems. In rare cases, respiratory failure leading to death in animals was observed
Isopropyl alcohol dissolves a wide range of non-polar compounds and is relatively non-toxic.
Isopropyl alcohol provides a comparatively non-toxic alternative to formaldehyde.
Isopropyl alcohol vapor is flammable and should be kept away from heat and open flame. Isopropyl alcohol has also been reported to form peroxides, which may explode upon concentration. Isopropyl alcohol is a skin irritant.
Isopropyl alcohol acts as a central nervous system depressants. Symptoms of poisoning include flushing, headache, dizziness, CNS depression, nausea, vomiting, amnesia, and coma. Poisoning can occur from ingestion, inhalation, or absorption (drinking, smelling or touching); Use well-ventilated areas and protective gear. (NOT GOOD!)
Isopropyl alcohol NFPA 704 rating is: 2(health), 3(fire), 1(reactant); gasoline is less toxic.
WeedWipes NFPA 704 rating is; 0(health), 1(fire), 0(reactant). Scale of 0-4.
The only thing that got a lower score of 0,0,0 is WATER!!!. Ammonium c. is a 2,0,0.
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- Kirk-Othmer Concise Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology, (4th ed.). New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. pp. 1654–1656. ISBN 978-0471419617.
- Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1922). Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine, Volume 19. p. 85.
- Isopropanol. Sigma-Aldrich. 2012-1-19.
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