Would most people believe that isopropyl
alcohol (C3H8O) is safe for plants? Plants are the main source of food and
oxygen so all animals depend on it. Plants go through the conversion of water,
solar energy, and carbon dioxide into oxygen and carbohydrates. This process is
named photosynthesis. Despite of the fact that, it’s natural that plants
frequently come into contact with alcohols. Alcohols are organic chemicals that
have a hydroxyl (OH) group bonded to a carbon (C) atom which is frequently
bonded to other hydrogen atoms or carbon atoms. The outcomes contradict if the
plants are permitted to metabolize alcohol
1.5M tons of Isopropyl alcohol (C3H8O) was manufactured in Europe, the
United States and Japan, in 1994. Isopropyl alcohol (C3H8O) is an ignitable,
colorless chemical compound that has an extreme smell.
Isopropyl alcohol (C3H8O) is a bit larger molecule than Ethanol. It is
originally made by means of blending water and propane in a hydrogenating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 of distillation
of Isopropyl alcohol was discovered. There are discrete concentrations of
Isopropyl alcohol (C3H8O). 91% concentration of Isopropyl alcohol is 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 injure or destroy the plant.
Spraying Isopropyl alcohol without dilution can burn the plants. It
commonly contains 70% by volume of Isopropyl alcohol. The remaining substances
are water, scent oil and denaturants. It has a wide assortment of household and
industrial uses. Isopropyl alcohol is also an ordinary ingredient in chemicals
like disinfectants, antiseptics, and detergents. What if we also try it on
Chayote (Sechium edule) is a plant that belongs to the gourd family; Cucurbitaceae.
Chayote is in the family together with cucumbers, squash, and melons. It is also
known by other names like pipinola, vegetable pear, pear squash, and much more
internationally, it 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 might have a spiky and rough or smooth surface.
This vegetable also originated from Central America and Mexico. Sechium
edule grows best in a long and warm season and it requires a well-drained and
moist soil. It may not be popular but it has a good record when it comes to
Sechium edule is a plant that has no cholesterol and unhealthy fats. It
is also recommended to have a slim body and to control people’s cholesterol.
Sechium edule is loaded with antioxidants, iron, dietary fiber, manganese,
zinc, phosphorus, copper, potassium and vitamins B1, B2, B6, and C. It’s a good
source of necessary nutrients that we need.
Sechium edule has its folate content; that is another true fact. This information
is very useful for the cell division and DNA synthesis. Women that are pregnant
can benefit from its folate content too. As it helps hinder neural tube defects
among their babies.
Chayote also has little amounts of aglycone flavonoid polyphonic antioxidants
in apigenin and luteolin. These are very helpful to combat free radicals and
reactive oxygen species (ROS) in the body that both play a part in aging and
Pests like aphids commonly affect the farm production of farmers. And
also sometimes maybe their plant has a contact with alcohol so the plant is burned.
So it is better if they know to be cautious about the disadvantages and
advantages of plants coming into contact with alcohols, especially Isopropyl