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isopropanol

Line breaks: iso|pro¦pa¦nol
Pronunciation: /ˌʌɪsə(ʊ)ˈprəʊpənɒl
 
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Definition of isopropanol in English:

noun

[mass noun] Chemistry
A liquid alcohol, used as a solvent and in the industrial production of acetone.
Example sentences
  • For example, each molecule of isopropanol (rubbing alcohol) has eight hydrogen atoms in one of three environments.
  • Historically, the first petrochemical was isopropanol, produced in bulk by Standard Oil of New Jersey in 1920.
  • We have also made measurements in aqueous mixtures with four other alcohols: methanol, n-propanol, isopropanol, and isobutanol.

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