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isopropyl alcohol

1. n. [Drilling Fluids]
A simple alcohol (C3H7OH) used as a solvent in some mud analyses. A 50/50 xylene/IPA mixture was used in the past as an emulsion breaker for oil mud but has been replaced with propylene glycol normal propyl ether (PNP).