Isopropyl Alcohol is a colorless, flammable chemical compound with a strong odor. It is the simplest example of a secondary alcohol, where the alcohol carbon is attached to two other carbons. It is a structural isomer of propanol. Isopropyl Alcohol dissolves a wide range of non-polar compounds. It also evaporates quickly and is relatively non-toxic Iso propyl alcohol is widely used for pharmaceutical applications due to the low toxicity. It is used widely as a solvent and as a cleaning fluid, especially for dissolving oils. Cleaning electronic devices and the lenses of lasers in optical disc drives, removing thermal paste from heatsinks and IC packages. It is commonly used to clean prepared optical fibers, effectively removing Hot Melt Adhesive from a large variety of surfaces, removing residual glue from some sticky labels. It can also be used to remove stains from most fabrics, wood, cotton, etc. It is used as a wetting agent in the fountain solution used in lithographic printing, and often used as a solvent for French polishing shellac. I.P.A is also used in Disinfecting pads, Hand sanitizer, as biological specimen preservative. Isopropyl Alcohol is often used in DNA extraction.