Isopropyl Alcohol Anhydrous and USP grades are colorless, volatile, flammable liquids with a very slight odor. Unlike ethyl alcohol, isopropyl alcohol has a bitter taste, some undesirable side effects and little ability to produce exhilaration. As a result, the U.S. government does not regulate or tax its manufacture or sale.


North America


SDS - Safety Data Sheet
PSB - Product Stewardship Bulletin

Product Data and Technical Information

Corporate Statement

Isopropyl alcohol (anhydrous) is an excellent, low-cost solvent, displaying a balance between alcohol, water and hydrocarbon characteristics.

Lyondell's isopropyl alcohol (anhydrous) is a non-USP grade material.

Benefits & Applications

Manufacturers of consumer products use isopropyl alcohol (anhydrous) in preparing cements, varnishes, paints, printing inks and many other products.

Prohibited Applications of Isopropyl Alcohol Industrial grade (IPA-I)

The use of LyondellBasell Isopropyl Alcohol Industrial grade in the following applications is prohibited:

- Pharmaceutical excipient or Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API)
- Direct food additives

Chemical Category