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Offlineholio1
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Ethanol VS Isopropyl Alcohol
    #2481363 - 03/29/04 09:26 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Ok today I went shopping for some supplies and picked up syringes, I looked for 10cc but the best I could find was 3cc so I'll just have to make a couple.

Anyways, at the pharmacy I went to I asked for isopropyl alcohol but the only things they had with that were boxes of 100 swabs ($35 CAN) so the guy gave me a bottle of rubbing alcohol (95% ethanol).
I'm wondering if this is a substitute for isopropyl alcohol or if it will just completely fuck my shit up?
Also, would putting it on whatever (inside of shot glass, syringe, ect.) and then burning it off with a cigarette lighter work (it says flamable on the bottle :grin:) ? And on that topic doesn't flame sterilizing things with a lighter get lighter fluid on them or does that not matter?


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Re: Ethanol VS Isopropyl Alcohol [Re: holio1]
    #2481390 - 03/29/04 09:32 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

'doesn't flame sterilizing things with a lighter get lighter fluid on them or does that not matter?'

*Shakes head in dissapointment*


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Re: Ethanol VS Isopropyl Alcohol [Re: r2_]
    #2481859 - 03/29/04 11:14 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

i think it does but everytime iv used alchaholin a shot glass it leaves residue anyway


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Re: Ethanol VS Isopropyl Alcohol [Re: planit]
    #2481875 - 03/29/04 11:18 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

OK, so i rubbing alcohol a good substitute for isopropyl alcohol?????


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Re: Ethanol VS Isopropyl Alcohol [Re: MinimumEfrt2]
    #2481903 - 03/29/04 11:27 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

sounds good to me..

im under the impression that rubbing alcohol IS iso though--

if you have something that says it contains actual ethanol alcohol, it will be denatured, unless its sold as booze.

if your iso leaves a residue in a glass, it must be the water.. try a higher % alcohol.. less h20.

heres a quick link i popped for you. (not sure how great it is.. but it looked to give a brief explanation and some sources.)


EDIT: whoops -- heres the link -- http://www.guilford.edu/original/Academic/chemistry/current_courses/chem110/perry.html

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Re: Ethanol VS Isopropyl Alcohol [Re: plura16]
    #2482881 - 03/30/04 08:53 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

That provided some information I guess, but nothing that really helps me.
The bottle I have is labeled rubbing alcohol, and under active ingredients it says ethanol 95%. There is no meantion of isopropyl alcohol anywhere.

So can I use this stuff for anything? And if not will it kill me if I drink it because the other ingredients in it? hahaa


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Re: Ethanol VS Isopropyl Alcohol [Re: holio1]
    #2483415 - 03/30/04 01:50 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

alcohol kills anything, contams, your dog, you.
end of story, doesnt matter what kind it is, its a poison.

as for drinking it, if its denatured, then no, dont drink it.
otherwise you just bought some everclear.

-jb

p.s. just fyi, if you bought it at a pharmacy, and its sold as 'rubbing alcohol', dont drink it.
trust their judgement, mistrust the label, or trust it and realize it'll work.

p.p.s. some say that 70-80% alcohol is better than 91+, this is due to the fact that endospores (aka contams) can put up a defense mechanism against straight alcohol, if they are flooded with it, as a survival tactic. whereas, with something more diluted with water, it offers a sense of security to the endospores, so they naturally want to hatch and reproduce, but once they try to from the water, the alcohol does its job. this is totally irrelevant, and to be honest, i personally dont think it matters what %.


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Re: Ethanol VS Isopropyl Alcohol [Re: dysphoria]
    #2483885 - 03/30/04 04:08 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

I doubt it matters if its between the 70% and 90%, it will matter if you buy a bottle,dump it in your lamp, light the wick, wonder why the flame went out after 30 seconds, decide to read the label and discover its 50%. Then it probably matters. I like the 90%, it seems to work for all mycology applications, sterilization, alcohol lamps, and whatever else you need it for.


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