Definition of isopropanol in English:

isopropanol

Line breaks: iso|pro¦pa¦nol
Pronunciation: /ˌʌɪsə(ʊ)ˈprəʊpənɒl
 
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noun

[mass noun] Chemistry
  • A liquid alcohol, used as a solvent and in the industrial production of acetone.
    • Chemical formula: CH3CHOHCH3
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    • 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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