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isopropanol

[ahy-suh-proh-puh-nawl, -nol] /ˌaɪ səˈproʊ pəˌnɔl, -ˌnɒl/
noun, Chemistry
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45; iso- + propane + -ol1
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  • They then exposed the spheres to isopropanol, which collapsed them into the discoid shape characteristic of red blood cells.
  • As for using hexane as a cleaner, it is more volatile than isopropanol but both are flammable.

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