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PM GLYCOL ETHER Fast-evaporating, hydrophilic glycol ether with excellent active solvency and coupling abilities for coatings, inks and cleaners

Description:

PM glycol ether is the fastest evaporating solvent in the DOWANOL™ glycol ether family. This product offers very high water solubility and active solvency, and is widely used in coating and cleaning applications. It offers better viscosity reduction than heavier molecular weight glycol ethers and is particularly effective in epoxy and high solids acrylic systems.

 

Used in:

  • Solvent-based coatings
  • Solvent-based gravure and flexographic printing inks
  • Solvent blends for water-based gravure, flexographic, and silk screen printing inks
  • Ball point and felt tip writing pen inks
  • Household and industrial cleaners, rust removers, and hard surface cleaners

Advantages:

  • Excellent active solvency
  • Very fast evaporation rate
  • Low viscosity
  • High dilution ratio
  • Low surface tension

Properties:

Typical Physical Properties
These properties are typical but do not constitute specifications.

Molecular weight (g/mol)

90.1

Boiling point @ 760 mmHg, 1.01 bar

248°F 120°C
Flash point (Setaflash Closed Cup) 88°F 31°C
Freezing point -143°F -97°C
Vapor pressure@ 20°C — extrapolated 0.87 mmHg
11.6 mbar
Specific gravity (25/25°C) 0.919
Density @ 20°C
@ 25°C
7.69 lb/gal
7.65 lb/gal
0.921 g/cm³
0.916 g/cm³
Viscosity (cP or mPa•s @ 25°C)

1.7

Surface tension (dynes/cm or mN/m @ 25°C)

27.7

Specific heat (J/g/°C @ 25°C)

2.44

Heat of vaporization (J/g) at normal boiling point

435

Net heat of combustion (kJ/g) — predicted @ 25°C 24.7
Autoignition temperature 549°F 287°C
Evaporation rate (n-butyl acetate = 1.0)
(diethyl ether = 1.0)
0.62
20

Solubility, g/100 g @ 25°C
Solvent in water
Water in solvent

-
-
Hansen solubility parameters (J/cm³)1/2
_d (Dispersion)
_p (Polar)
_h (Hydrogen bonding)
15.6
7.2
13.6
Flammable limits (vol.% in air)
Lower (measured @ 150°C)
Upper (measured @ 150°C)
1.48
13.74