Would most people believe that isopropyl
alcohol (C3H8O) is good for plants? Plants are the main source of food and
oxygen so all animals depend on it. Plants undergo the conversion of solar
energy, water and carbon dioxide into carbohydrates and oxygen. This process is
called photosynthesis. Although, it is natural that plants frequently come into
contact with alcohols. Alcohols are organic chemicals that have a hydroxyl (OH)
group bonded to a carbon (C) atomwhich is frequently bonded to other hydrogen
atoms or carbon atoms. The outcomes differ if the plants are allowed to
1.5 million tons of Isopropyl alcohol (C3H8O)
was produced in Europe, United States and Japan in 1994. Isopropyl alcohol (C3H8O)
is a flammable, colorless chemical compound that has an extreme odor.
Isopropyl alcohol (C3H8O) is a bit larger molecule than Ethanol. It is
originally made by means of blending water and propene in a hydrogenating
reaction. Isopropyl alcohol is also produced by the procedure of hydrogenating
Isopropyl alcohol (C3H8O) is also miscible with chloroform, acetone,
ethanol, benzene and water. In the first century, the process for distillation
of Isopropyl alcohol was discovered. There are different concentrations of
Isopropyl alcohol (C3H8O). 91% concentration of Isopropyl alcohol is a lot
faster, better drying agent and more flammable. 70% concentration of Isopropyl
alcohol is for antiseptic use. It may safely be sprayed on plants as a
pesticide to kill mealybugs, aphids, spider mites and whiteflies. 5%
concentration of Isopropyl alcohol can make the plant growth difficult. And concentrations
of Isopropyl alcohol higher than 25% serve to harm or kill the plant.
Spraying Isopropyl alcohol without dilution
can burn the plants. It commonly contains 70% by volume of Isopropyl alcohol.
The remaining substance are water, scent oil and denaturants. It has a wide
assortment of household and industrial uses. It is also an ordinary ingredient
in chemicals like disinfectants, antiseptics and detergents. Why not also try
it on plants?
(Sechium edule) is a plant belonging to the gourd family Cucurbitaceae,
together with cucumbers, squash, and melons. It is also known by other names
such as pipinola, vegetable pear, pear squash, and many more internationally. Sechium
edule is a pear-shaped light green vegetable. It has a thin layer of pale green
skin with multiple shallow vertical crinkles on the surface. Sechium edule may
have a spiky and rough or smooth surface.
This vegetable also originated from Mexico and Central America. Sechium
edule grows best within a long and warm season and requires well-drained and
moist soil. It may not be so popular but it has a good record when it comes
with health benefits.
Sechium edule has no cholesterol and unhealthy fats. It is also commonly
recommended for reducing weight and to control their cholesterol. Sechium edule
is loaded with antioxidants, iron, dietary fiber, manganese, zinc, phosphorus,
copper, potassium and vitamins B1, B2, B6, and C. Sechium edule is a good
storehouse of necessary nutrients that you need.
Another true fact about Sechium edule is
that it has its folate content. This is very useful for the cell division and
DNA synthesis. Pregnant women can benefit from its folate content as well. As
it helps hinder neural tube defects among their babies.
Chayote also has tiny amounts of aglycone flavonoid polyphonic
antioxidants in apigenin and luteolin These are critical in helping combat free
radicals and reactive oxygen species (ROS) in the body that both play a role in
aging and cancer development.
Many farmers or even those who just plant lose their plant because of
the pests including aphids. And also sometimes maybe their plant has a contact
with alcohol so the plant is burned. So it is better if they have the awareness
about the disadvantages and advantages of plants coming into contact with
alcohols especially Isopropyl alcohol (C3H8O).