Isopropyl methylphenol (IPMP )
Isopropyl methylphenol (IPMP ) Introduction:
Isopropyl methylphenol is an isomer of thymol (primary component of volatile oil from labiate plants), which has been used for centuries as a folk medicine, but its properties are unknow. In 1953, a method for industrial manufacturing of isopropyl methylphenol was developed, and its properties including bactericidal and antioxidant actions have been studied. As its favorable physicochemical properties, excellent efficacy, and mild action characteristics have been recognized, it has come to be used widely today in drugs (for general use), quasi-drugs, cosmetics, and other industrial fields.
Isopropyl methylphenol (IPMP ) Application:
Preservative for creams, lipsticks, and hairdressings ( 0.1% or less in rinse-on preparations)
Drugs for bacterial or fungal skin disorders, oral disinfectants, and anal preparations (3% or less)
(1) External sterilizers or disinfectants (including hand disinfectants), oral disinfectants, hair tonics, anti-acne drugs, tooth paste, etc.: 0.05-1%.
4) Industrial uses
The disinfection of air-conditioners and rooms, antibacterial and deodorization processing of fabrics, various antibacterial and antifungal processing, and others. (Examples of uses) As the structure of buildings becomes more air-tight, damages or odors due to staphylococci and molds have been reported, and interest in their control is increasing with the growth of public consciousness about hygiene.
(1) Interior disinfectants
The interior can be disinfected effectively by spraying a 0.1-1% solution (prepared by diluting an emulsion or alcohol solution of IPMP to a concentration appropriate for the target microorganism) over the floor and the wall at about 25-100 ml/m2 .
Isopropyl methylphenol (IPMP ) Specifications:
Appearance: Nearly tasteless, odorless, and colorless or white needle-shaped, columnar, or granular crystals.
Melting point: 110-113°C
Boiling point: 244°C
Solubility: Approximate solubilities in various solvents are as follows
1 kg × 5, 1 kg × 20，1 kg × 25
Period of validity:
under shady ,dry, and sealed conditions, fire prevention.