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2-Propanol acts as a solvent for pharmaceuticals, perfumes, gums, resins, alkaloids and essential oils. It is used in cosmetic lotions. Isopropyl alcohol is used as a cleaning agent for keyboards, LCD displays and laptops. It is used as a wetting agent in the fountain solution used in lithographic printing and is often used as a solvent for french polishing shellac, which is used in cabinet making. It acts as a hydride source in the popular Meerwein-Ponndorf-Verley reduction. It is used in huge quantities as a preferred solvent in the manufacture of fine chemicals, drugs, drug intermediates and formulations.
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Hazard Statements: H225-H319-H335-H336-H373
Highly flammable liquid and vapour. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation. May cause drowsiness or dizziness. May cause damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure.
Precautionary Statements: P210-P233-P235-P240-P241-P242-P243-P260-P264b-P271-P280-P303+P361+P353-P304+P340-P305+P351+P338-P312-P314-P370+P378q-P501c
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. Keep container tightly closed. Keep cool. Ground/bond container and receiving equipment. Use explosion-proof electrical/ventilating/lighting/ equipment. Use only non-sparking tools. Take precautionary measures against static discharge. Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. Get medical advice/attention if you feel unwell. In case of fire: Use CO2, dry chemical, or foam Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant