Oops – Perhaps carbon is more important than the governor realizes

Fiercely anti-hydrocarbon governor Cuomo from New York just ostentatiously presented a massive roll out of prison-made hand sanitizer with the main, active component being isopropyl alcohol.

Seems the guv is ignorant of the fact that propene (propylene) is a main component of isopropyl alcohol and is a product that comes from refined oil/gas.

“Cuomo says New York inmates will produce 100,000 gallons of hand sanitizer a week to help combat coronavirus,” reads the title.
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/there-aint-no-free-lunch-but-there-is-free-of-charge-hand-sanitizer-in-new-york-state-courtesy-of-inmates-2020-03-09

Here’s what Wikipedia says about isopropyl alcohol:

In 1920, Standard Oil first produced isopropyl alcohol by hydrating propene. Its major use at the time was not rubbing alcohol but for oxidation to acetone, whose first major use was in World War I for the preparation of cordite, a smokeless, low explosive propellant.[15]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isopropyl_alcohol

Thanks to Joe B for these links

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March 18, 2020 at 08:00PM

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