G’day I’m always hearing of ‘rubbing alcohol’, so what is it? I
suspect it might be iso propyl alcohol. Is it?
It’s just a generic term for light alcohols. Usually isopropanol
or ethanol (denatured, unless you want an expensive rub) around
We have ‘white
meths spirit’ here which nurses use for that purpose which is
just ethanol with a little methyl alcohol added to make it
unpalatable (it doesn’t).
Yep, that would do fine for “rubbing alcohol.” I don’t know
that the methanol makes it unpalatable (never tried it ) but
it does make it dangerous to ingest.
It’s the same stuff we buy as 'meths’
in the hardware and paint stores only that is coloured violet to
stop people drinking it. (It doesn’t) Cheers,
Hardware and paint stores sometimes sell pure methanol, as well.