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Eastman™ PM Solvent (Propylene Glycol Monomethyl Ether), a medium-boiling glycol ether, is an active solvent for cellulose acetate butyrate, nitrocellulose, epoxy, phenolic, acrylic, and alkyd resins. It is used in a variety of coating, printing ink, and cleaning applications. The chemical substances for this product are listed as Inert Ingredients Permitted for Use in Nonfood Use Pesticide Products, and in Food Use Pesticide Products with limitations, under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). For details on specific permissions, click here.

Eastman PM Solvent

Producer: 
Eastman
Eastman™ PM Solvent (Propylene Glycol Monomethyl Ether), a medium-boiling glycol ether, is an active solvent for cellulose acetate butyrate, nitrocellulose, epoxy, phenolic, acrylic, and alkyd resins. It is used in a variety of coating, printing ink, and cleaning applications. The chemical substances for this product are listed as Inert Ingredients Permitted for Use in Nonfood Use Pesticide Products, and in Food Use Pesticide Products with limitations, under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). For details on specific permissions, click here.
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Product Highlights
  • Excellent solvent activity
  • Good coupling efficiency
  • High dilution ratio
  • Inert - Food use with limitations
  • Inert - Nonfood use
  • Medium evaporation rate
  • Miscible with water and most organic liquids
  • Non-HAP
  • Non-SARA
  • Readily biodegradable

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Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Acidity as Acetic Acidmax. 0.01wt %-
Assaymin. 99wt %-
Autoignition Temperature277 (530)°C (°F)-
Blush Resistance at 80°F (26.7°C)56 RH%-
Boiling Point at 760 mm Hg Initial121 (248)°C (°F)-
Color Pt-Comax. 10--
Critical Pressure42.8 ATMATM-
Critical Temperature279.7°C-
Critical Volume291.5ml/g·mol-
Dilution Ratio Toluene5.2--
Dilution Ratio VMP Naphtha0.9--
Electrical Resistance0.4Megohms-
Empirical FormulaC4H10O2--
Evaporation Rate (ether = 1)17.3--
Evaporation Rate (n-butyl acetate = 1)0.7--
Expansion Coefficient at 20°C0.00122°C-
Flash Point Tag Closed Cup33 (91)°C (°F)-
Freezing Point-95 (-139)°C (°F)-
Hansen Solubility Parameters Hydrogen Bonding5.7--
Hansen Solubility Parameters Nonpolar7.6--
Hansen Solubility Parameters Polar3.1--
Hansen Solubility Parameters Total10.0--
Heat of Combustion-556.3kcal/g·mol-
Heat of Vaporization10937.0cal/g·mol-
Liquid Heat Capacity at 25°C47.69cal/(g,mol)(°C)-
Liquid Viscosity at 20°C1.9cP-
Maximum Incremental Reactivity (MIR)2.62--
Molecular Weight90.1--
Nitrocellulose SolubilityActive--
Refractive Index at 20°C1.4036--
Solubility in Water at 20°CComplete--
Specific Gravity at 20°C0.923--
Surface Tension at 25°C28.3dynes/cm-
TLV PPM 1998100.0--
Vapor Density (air = 1)3.1--
Vapor Pressure at 20°C8.0mm Hg-
Vapor Pressure at 55°C8.1kPa-
Viscosity at 20°C1.9cP-
Wt/Vol at 20°C0.92 (7.69)kg/L (lb/gal)-

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Documents (4)

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PM Solvent (Propylene Glycol Monomethyl Ether) Sales Specifications Sheet
Other
Solvents: US regulatory information
Brochure
Eastman Specialty Ketones - Reducing the Solvent Content in a Precatalyzed Wood Lacquer
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Eastman Coatings - Formulating Acid-Catalyzed Wood Coatings: What You Need to Succeed
Brochure