Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA) 99.5%, Reagent ACS/USP Grade Features:
|Solubility in Water||To Pass Test|
|Residue after Evaporation||0.001%|
|Titrable Acid or Base||01 meq/g|
|Carbonyl Compounds||Propionaldehyde: 0.002%|
|Description||Packaged in plastic bottles|
Buy Isopropyl Alcohol | 99.5% | 100 ml $18 | 4 Liter $86 | 5 Gallon $200 | 55 Gallon Drums For Sale $900 | ACS/USP Grade | Fast USA Shipping |
For Botanical Extraction And Processing
Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA) 99.5%, Reagent ACS/USP Grade is hazardous in 2.5L, 4L, 5 Gallon and 55 Gallon size. Hazmat fee required.
Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA) 99.5%, Reagent ACS/USP Grade ACS Shipping Information:
DOT: Isopropanol, 3, UN1219, PG II
Where To Buy Isopropyl Alcohol In The USA
Isopropyl alcohol is a popular household item with utility as a cleaner, disinfectant, and more. Brick-and-mortar stores including Walmart, CVS, Rite Aid, and Walgreens stock their shelves with common selections including 70% and 91% isopropyl alcohol. The inactive ingredient in these products is purified water.
To purchase isopropyl alcohol with purities above 91%, you will usually need to purchase them online, from places like Ace Hardware or Lab Alley. However, Ace Hardware and most other online retailers do not sell at wholesale prices, while Lab Alley does.
Lab Alley sells wholesale isopropyl alcohol with purities as high as 99.9%. Bulk quantities of 99.9% isopropyl alcohol in five gallon containers start at $218, and bulk 55 drum containers of 99.5% pure isopropyl alcohol starts at $900. We do not sell 100% pure isopropyl alcohol at this time.
How Isopropyl Alcohol Is Used In The Botanical Extraction And Processing Industry
Isopropyl alcohol is a polar solvent similar to ethanol that can be used to extract crude herbal oil from plants. A crude oil is one that is "unrefined," and so a crude herbal oil will include plant matter, pigments, and other flavonoids that may be undesirable in the consumer end product.
Using Isopropyl Alcohol For Botanical Extraction
Raw plant matter can be extracted of its active compounds using isopropyl alcohol in a process called a QWISO, or quick wash isopropyl. It is recommended to use the purest isopropyl alcohol possible, with purities at 99% if possible. Yields vary depending on how finely you've grinded the plant matter used, and whether or not you winterize the extract as a step in the process. You will need roughly 100 -200 mL of isopropyl alcohol for every 10 grams of plant material in this process.
Winterization is the use of cold temperatures and your active solvent to separate fats and waxes with higher melting points, further separating herbal solution from the plant fibers, waxes, and fats. Processes involving isopropyl alcohol and ethanol can integrate winterization as part of the extraction process, while CO2 purges, for example, will have to refine the product through winterization and filtration afterwards.
Alchimia Blog, a blog operated by Alchimia Grow Shop in Figueres, Spain, advises against using isopropyl alcohol for performing extractions, emphasizing the toxic effects of ingesting isopropyl alcohol - even residual amounts. Instead, they suggest only using isopropyl alcohol for cleaning utensils, glass pipes, and other manufacturing equipment. Instead, they recommend ethanol for botanical processing.