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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-H336
Highly flammable liquid and vapour. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause drowsiness or dizziness.
Precautionary Statements: P210-P261-P303+P361+P353-P305+P351+P338-P405-P501a
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.