Top positive review
Pure isopropyl alcohol - just the solvent I needed for cleaning (not for rubbing).
15 August 2017
I wanted some pure alcohol as a volatile solvent to help with cleaning an inkjet printer. Locally to me chemists look at you like you are some sort of substance abuser if you ask to buy pure alcohol.
I am very pleased wit this purchase. I did not need more than a half-litre. It has come in what feels to be a good quality plastic bottle - no glass to break in transit or in use, and was also placed in a zip-lock bag before being packed for despatch.
Other than that I am not sure what I can say about it - it appears to be neat isopropyl alcohol, looks, smells and behaves like it (evaporates quickly leaving no obvious residue).
It has been perfect for the purpose for which I bought it.
I see some people asking if this is "rubbing alcohol". There is no single universal definition of "rubbing alcohol". In the UK the term "rubbing alcohol" usually refers to surgical spirit - which is not isopropyl alcohol, but is a blend of ethyl alcohol, methyl alcohol and usually includes some form of menthol such as eucalyptus oil. It can have a drying effect on the skin (when practicing karate in my youth I used it to harden skin on my feet, and knuckles).
In US "surgical spirit" can be isopropyl alcohol but usually not this grade or form (usually denatured, and 70%) and also can be ethyl alcohol.
Using this particular grade of IPA on skin as a rubbing alcohol can often create irritation.