Being a secondary alcohol, isopropyl alcoholic beverages can be oxidized to acetone, which is the matching ketone. This is achieved using oxidizing brokers such as chromic acid, or by dehydrogenation of isopropyl alcoholic beverages over a heated up copper catalyst: (CH3)2CHOH ? (CH3)2CO + H2 Isopropyl alcoholic beverages is often used as both solvent and hydride source in the Meerwein-Ponndorf-Verley decrease and other transfer hydrogenation reactions; it is oxidized to acetone. Isopropyl alcoholic beverages may be changed into 2-bromopropane using phosphorus tribromide, or dehydrated to propene by heating with sulfuric acid. Like most alcohols, isopropyl liquor reacts with productive metals such as potassium to form alkoxides which is often called isopropoxides.