What is Isopropyl Alcohol (Isopropanol) and How to Buy Isopropyl Alcohol

Isopropyl Alcohol 99% is a chemical that is used as a disinfecting and sanitizing agent. The chemical has a colorless and transparent appearance and comes in liquid form. In medicine, isopropyl alcohol is often diluted to 70% and used as an antiseptic in the form of hand sanitizer or rubbing alcohol. Isopropyl alcohol is also used in the manufacturing of products such as fuels, dyes, beverages, flavorings, and more. The chemical is commonly referred to as isopropanol or IPA.

This picture shows isopropyl alcohol preparing to export. The Isopropanol is at a factory in China, stored in large blue containers.

Isopropyl Alcohol 99% Uses


Isopropyl Alcohol is used primarily in the form of hand sanitizer and rubbing alcohol. The chemical is so effective in these use cases because, as a solution at 70% concentration, destroys viruses & fungal and bacterial cells.

Interestingly, the reason why a 70-75% isopropyl alcohol solution is more effective than a 99% solution is because the former penetrates the cell wall more completely, causing rapid coagulation of all proteins. Moreover, if the concentration of isopropyl alcohol in is too high in the solution, the chemical will cause external injury to the cell, which will then form a protective wall and shield the organism.

In a study, scientists found that 70% isopropyl alcohol killed the Staphylococcus aureus in 10 seconds, while a >90% solution took over two hours.

This picture shows bottled 99% isopropyl alcohol. Liquid isopropyl alcohol is often used as a disinfectant and cleaning reagent in the forms of rubbing alcohol and hand sanitizer.

Is Isopropyl Alcohol Safe?


Using isopropyl alcohol as a disinfectant and antiseptic is widely considered to be safe, and is used in almost all hand sanitizers, disinfectant wipes, and rubbing alcohols.

Isopropyl alcohol cause eye, respiratory, and digestive irritation. Isopropyl alcohol 99% is also highly flammable and may form explosive peroxides. According to the chemical’s MSDS, using isopropyl alcohol has an industrial product is generally safe, but precautionary measures must be taken. Manufacturers must keep isopropyl alcohol away from heat, sparks, and flame. Manufacturers should also store in a tightly closed container and keep from contact with oxidizing materials. The flash point of isopropyl alcohol is 11.7°C.

How is Isopropyl Alcohol Made?


In factories, Isopropyl Alcohol is made with water and propene, a compound that comes from fossil fuels. The primary production method by hydrating propylene (through indirect or direct hydration) to form isopropyl alcohol. Hydrogenating acetone will also produce Isopropyl alcohol.

Where to Buy Isopropyl Alcohol 99% in Bulk?


You may be able to find isopropanol or ethanol in small quantities in your area. But if you want to buy large quantities of isopropyl alcohol, it is preferable to import directly from manufacturers. They can issue certifications and provide cost savings which are better than buying the chemical in small quantities locally or from a distributor. If you require bulk quantities of this chemical, you can buy isopropyl alcohol 99% here on our website.

Steel drums of 99% isopropyl alcohol being loaded for export.

Which Countries Manufacture Isopropyl Alcohol 99% in Bulk?


The main producers of isopropyl alcohol are in China, North America, and Europe. Consumption of isopropanol 99% has increased dramatically across the world, primarily due to the novel COVID-19 pandemic.

How is Isopropyl Alcohol Exported?


Isopropyl Alcohol is exported from Camachem in the following ways:

  • Intermediate Bulk Container (IBC) drums with 800 kg capacity per drum.
  • Steel drums with 160 kg weight capacity per drum.

This picture shows four steel drums of 99% isopropyl alcohol ready for export. Isopropyl alcohol is exported from our manufacturers in China.

Where to Buy Isopropyl Alcohol 99%?


Here at Camachem we have isopropyl alcohol 99% for sale. We export worldwide, so you can contact us for a FREE quotation today via email [email protected] or send a message on WhatsApp for a fast response +86-131-2037-9271.