When fighting infection, we highly recommend Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA). For external use only. Active ingredient: Isopropyl alcohol 70% by volume.
IPA is used as a bactericidal in clean rooms or medical facilities, but also for general purposes. This disinfectant is widely used within pharmaceutics, hospitals, and electronics or medical device manufacturing. First aid antiseptic to help prevent the risk of infection in minor cuts, scrapes, animal bites or serious burns and can be applied as a cooling, soothing application for patients and athletes.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Why is 70 Isopropyl Alcohol a better disinfectant than 95 alcohol
Is IPA a good sanitizer? IPA, particularly in solutions between 60% and 90% alcohol with 10 – 40% purified water, is rapidly antimicrobial against bacteria, fungi, and viruses. Once alcohol concentrations drop below 50%, usefulness for disinfection drops sharply. Notably, higher concentrations of alcohol don’t generate more desirable bactericidal, virucidal, or fungicidal properties.
The presence of water is a crucial factor in destroying or inhibiting the growth of pathogenic microorganisms with IPA. Water acts as a catalyst and plays a key role in denaturing the proteins of vegetative cell membranes. 70% IPA solutions penetrate the cell wall more completely which permeates the entire cell, coagulates all proteins, and therefore the microorganism dies.
Extra water content slows evaporation, therefore increasing surface contact time and enhancing effectiveness. IPA concentrations over 91% coagulate proteins instantly. Consequently, a protective layer is created which protects other proteins from further coagulation.
What is the difference between isopropyl alcohol vs rubbing alcohol
Rubbing alcohol is either isopropyl alcohol or ethanol based liquids, or the comparable British Pharmacopoeia (BP) defined surgical spirit, with isopropyl alcohol products being the most widely available. Rubbing alcohol is denatured and undrinkable even if it is ethanol based, due to the bitterants added.
They are liquids used primarily as a topical antiseptic. They also have multiple industrial and household uses. The term “rubbing alcohol” in North American English is a general term for either isopropyl alcohol (isopropanol) or ethyl alcohol (ethanol) products.
The United States Pharmacopeia (USP) defines “isopropyl rubbing alcohol USP” as containing approximately 70 percent alcohol by volume of pure isopropyl alcohol and defines “rubbing alcohol USP” as containing approximately 70 percent by volume of denatured alcohol.