High Purity Solvents –
With a wide range of toxicity levels, high-purity solvents are used in every aspect of everyday life for most people, whether they know it or not. From the mother cleaning out dirt from a scraped knee to the billion dollar industries that depend on their cleaning abilities, these solvents permeate every aspect of our daily lives.
On the consumer level, acetone is a liquid solvent commonly used to dissolve and break down other popular substances like nail polish and other frequently used household items. On the industrial level, acetone is a component of many common plastics, sealants, and textiles.
Ethanol is an organic chemical compound used in the manufacture of plastics, polishes, and plasticizers. Also frequently used in the medical field as a topical anti-infective and is effective as an antidote for various overdoses.
Heptane is a highly volatile organic non-poler solvent used in cements, inks, organic solvents. Mainly used in manufacturing and science laboratories as a solvent.
An organic yet highly toxic compound, Hexane is a colorless liquid that is a significant constituent of gasoline. It is also used to extract edible oils from seeds and vegetables.
- Isopropyl Alcohol
Isopropyl alcohol is an isomer of propyl alcohol with antibacterial properties which make it a staple product in most households. Used in soaps, lotions, and as the main ingredient in Rubbing Alcohol as an antiseptic, Isopropyl alcohol is commonly used to disinfect medical devices, wounds, and electronics.
Methanol (methyl alcohol) is a feedstock in the process of creating chemicals such as acetic acid and formaldehyde which are later used to create adhesives, foams and other solvents.
Pentane is a highly useful colorless gas used as both a non-polar solvent, a refrigerant, and a component of the blowing agent used to create polystyrene.