Hazardous material labeling
Synonym: Isopropanol, 2-Propanol, Propan-2-ol, IPA
Isopropyl alcohol 80 % or Isopropanol 80 % also known as IPA for use in the chemical-technical field (e.g. for surface disinfection against viruses, bacteria and spores). Isopropanol in a concentration of 80 % is very well suited for disinfection because it ideally penetrates the cell walls of microorganisms and thus effectively destroys the entire cell.
The monohydric alcohol has always been used as an alcoholic solvent and cleaning agent in the chemical industry or as an additive in antifreeze in the automotive sector. Due to its high dissolving power, it is also used in offset printing or other cleaning processes, as well as in metal casting. In addition, it serves as a base for surface disinfection products.
Wash hands and other exposed body parts with mild soap and water before eating, drinking or smoking and when leaving the workplace. Provide process area with good ventilation to prevent formation of vapors. Do not expose to open flames. Do not smoke. Use only non-sparking tools. Avoid inhalation of dust/fume/gas/mist/vapor/aerosol. Use only outdoors or in well-ventilated areas. Wash hands, forearms and face thoroughly after use.
H225 - Highly flammable liquid and vapor. H319 - Causes severe eye irritation. H336 - May cause drowsiness and dizziness.
P210 - Keep away from heat, hot surfaces, sparks, open flames and other ignition sources. Do not smoke. P261 - Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapor/aerosol. P280 - Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. P312 - If you feel unwell, call a POISON CENTER or doctor. P337+P313 - If eye irritation persists: seek medical advice/attention.
As a result of the pandemic spread of known viruses, isopropyl alcohol is increasingly in demand in Germany as a disinfectant for hand disinfection and due to the general shortage in pharmacies and drugstores, the Federal Chemicals Agency announced on 4. 3. 2020 as the competent authority, after consultation with the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, announced the general ruling on the authorization of biocidal products containing 2-propanol for hygienic hand disinfection in accordance with Article 55(1) of Regulation (EU) No 528/2012 . This general ruling will expire on August 31, 2020. Thus, use as a basis for disinfection is possible until the expiry order.
Store only in the original container in a cool, well-ventilated place. Keep container closed when not in use. Avoid direct sunlight.