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CAS Number: 107-98-2
Molecular Weight: 90.12
Beilstein: 1731270
EC Number: 203-539-1
MDL number: MFCD00004537
PubChem Substance ID: 57651153

Arcosolv PM is a colorless propylene glycol ether solvent. 
Used in adhesive applications. Possesses mild, pleasant odor and very low content of primary alcohol. 
Arcosolv PM  can be used as a substitute for ether solvents (ethylene glycol methyl ether, ethylene glycol ethyl ether). 
Arcosolv PM  provides good solvency for a wide variety of resins including acrylic, epoxies, alkyds, polyesters, nitrocellulose and polyurethanes.

Propylene glycol methyl ether is an organic solvent with a wide variety of industrial and commercial uses. 
Similar to other glycol ethers, Arcosolv PM  is used as a carrier/solvent in printing/writing inks and paints/coatings. 
Arcosolv PM  also finds use as an industrial and commercial paint stripper. 
Arcosolv PM  is used as an antifreeze in diesel engines.

Description of Arcosolv PM 
Arcosolv PM  is a colorless, flammable liquid with low toxicity, having a mild, pleasant odor.
Arcosolv PM  is completely water soluble, miscible with a number of organic solvents, and has good solvency for a number of substances. 
Arcosolv PM and blends can be used as replacements for ethylene glycol (E-series) ether acetates, particularly EEA and EMA.
Chemical Name: 1-methoxy-2-propanol
Chemical Family: propylene glycol ether
Chemical Formula: C4H10O2

Product Name: Arcosolv PM 
Product Number: 000000000000499027
Chemical Name: Dipropylene Glycol Monomethyl Ether
CAS Number: 34590-94-8
Chemical Family: Propylene Glycol Ethers
Purity, min: 99 wt.%
Acidity (Acetic Acid), max 0.01 wt.%
Color, APHA, max 10
isomer, max 0.5 wt.%
Water, max 0.10 wt.%
Chlorides, Cl, max 500 ppb
Silver, Ag, max 50 ppb
Aluminum, Al, max 50 ppb
Gold, Au, max 50 ppb
Calcium, Ca, max 50 ppb
Cadmium, Cd, max 50 ppb
Chromium, Cr, max 50 ppb
Copper, Cu, max 50 ppb
Iron, Fe, max 50 ppb
Mercury, Hg, max 50 ppb
Potassium, K, max 50 ppb
Magnesium, Mg, max 50 ppb
Manganese, Mn, max 50 ppb
Sodium, Na, max 50 ppb
Nickel, Ni, max 50 ppb
Lead, Pb, max 50 ppb
Zinc, Zn, max 50 ppb
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In the electronics market, Arcosolv PM  is used in conjunction with other solvents in the manufacture of laminates for printed circuit boards. 
Additionally, Arcosolv PM  may be used in the cleaning and removal of solder flux and masks, and in blends as an edge bead remover

Storage of Arcosolv PM 
General industry practice is to store ARCOSOLV PM in carbon steel vessels. 
Avoid contact with air when storing for long periods of time. 
Store only in tightly closed, properly vented containers away from heat, sparks, open flame or strong oxidizing agents. 
Use only non-sparking tools.
Ground containers before beginning transfer. 
Electrical equipment should conform to national electric code. 
Handle empty containers carefully. Flammable, combustible residue remains after emptying. 
Store in properly lined steel or stainless steel to avoid slight discoloration from mild steel. 
Glycol ethers should never be stored or handled in copper or copper alloys. 
This productmay absorb water if exposed to air.
Arcosolv PM has a flash point of 89ºF. 
Under exposure or spillage should be strictly avoided as a matter of good practice. 
Refer to the Material Safety Data Sheet for ARCOSOLV PM for more specific information. 

Description of Arcosolv PM 
Arcosolv PM  is a colorless, flammable liquid with low toxicity, having a mild, pleasant odor. 
Arcosolv PM  is completely water soluble, miscible with a number of organic solvents, and has good solvency for a number of substances.

Product Data and Technical Information of Arcosolv PM 
Arcosolv PM  are high-performance industrial solvents for paints and coatings, cleaners, inks, and a variety of other applications. 
Arcosolv PM s have become the solvents of choice for reformulations and new product development. 
Arcosolv PM  are based on reacting propylene oxide with varying chain alcohols.

Benefits & Applications of Arcosolv PM 
Arcosolv PM  provides good solvency for a wide variety of resins including acrylic, epoxies, alkyds, polyesters, nitrocellulose and polyurethanes. 
Key properties for coating reformulation also include complete water miscibility and good coupling ability.
Arcosolv PM  is a good substitute for E-series solvents; particularly, EM (ethylene glycol methyl ether) and EE (ethylene glycol ethyl ether).
Low toxicity, surface tension reduction, and fast evaporation are some of the benefits of using Glycol Ether PM in cleaning formulations. 
Arcosolv PM  also provides good solvency for polar and nonpolar materials.

Chemical Name: 2-methoxy-1-methylethyl-acetate
Chemical State: Liquid
Containers Type: Metal
COA or MSDS: Documents will be sent along with product

Handling & Storage: For industrial use only. 
Keep container tightly closed when not in use. 
The potential for peroxide formation is enhanced when this solvent is used in processes such as distillation. 
Store only in tightly closed, properly vented containers away from heat, sparks, open flame and strong oxidizing agents. 
Storage under nitrogen atmosphere is recommended to minimize possible formation of highly reactive peroxides. 
Store in properly lined steel/stainless steel to avoid slight discoloration from mild steel/copper.

CAS No. : 108-65-6

Computed Properties of Arcosolv PM 
Molecular Weight: 90.12    
XLogP3-AA: 0.5
Hydrogen Bond Donor Count: 1    
Hydrogen Bond Acceptor Count: 2    
Rotatable Bond Count: 2    
Exact Mass: 90.068079557    
Monoisotopic Mass: 90.068079557    
Topological Polar Surface Area: 29.5 Ų    
Heavy Atom Count: 6    
Formal Charge: 0    
Complexity: 28.7    
Isotope Atom Count: 0    
Defined Atom Stereocenter Count: 0    
Undefined Atom Stereocenter Count: 1    
Defined Bond Stereocenter Count: 0    
Undefined Bond Stereocenter Count: 0    
Covalently-Bonded Unit Count: 1    
Compound Is Canonicalized: Yes    

CAS Number:1320-67-8    
Other:    1337-64-0
ECHA EINECS - REACH Pre-Reg: 215-306-1
Nikkaji Web: J1.144.695G
Beilstein Number: 1731204
MDL: MFCD00039550
XlogP3-AA: 0.50 
Molecular Weight: 90.12210000
Formula: C4 H10 O2

Physical Properties of Arcosolv PM :
Appearance: colorless clear liquid (est)
Assay: 98.00 to 100.00
Food Chemicals Codex Listed: No
Boiling Point: 110.00 to 111.00 °C. @ 760.00 mm Hg (est)
Vapor Pressure: 12.421000 mmHg @ 25.00 °C. (est)
Flash Point: 104.00 °F. TCC ( 39.90 °C. ) (est)
logP (o/w): 0.287 (est)
Soluble in:
water, 1e+006 mg/L @ 25 °C (est)

What is Arcosolv PM ?
Arcosolv PM , is a colourless liquid that is soluble in water and is highly flammable.  
Arcosolv PM  is a methoxy alcohol derivative and has a formula of C4H10O2.

How is Arcosolv PM  produced?
Arcosolv PM  is produced by the reaction of 1,2-epoxy propane and methanol in the presence of a catalyst, and this is then followed by distillation.
The worldwide annual production of methoxy propanol is approximately 100,000 to 500,000 tonnes.

How is Arcosolv PM  stored and distributed?
Arcosolv PM has a specific gravity of 0.924 and a flash point of 33° C and is therefore highly flammable so should be stored in a cool, dry and well-ventilated area that is free from sources of ignition.  
For transport purposes, methoxy propanol is classified as packing group III and hazard class 3 and is an irritant.

What is Arcosolv PM  used for?
Arcosolv PM  is predominately used in the manufacture of propylene glycol methyl ether acetate (otherwise known as PMA) and is also used in industrial and commercial products including paints, varnishes, inks, synthetic resin and rubber adhesives, and automotive and oven cleaners.  
Arcosolv PM  is also used as a cleaning agent in the LCD and electronics industry.

Molecular Formula: C4H10O2
Average mass: 90.121 Da
Monoisotopic mass: 90.068077 Da
ChemSpider: ID2297380

Physical Properties of Arcosolv PM 
Chemical Formula: C4H10O2
Flash Point: 97°F (NTP, 1992)
Lower Explosive Limit (LEL): 1.6 % (NTP, 1992)
Upper Explosive Limit (UEL): 18.8 % (NTP, 1992)
Autoignition Temperature: data unavailable
Melting Point: -139°F (NTP, 1992)
Vapor Pressure: 11.8 mmHg at 77°F (NTP, 1992)
Vapor Density (Relative to Air): 3.11 (NTP, 1992)
Specific Gravity: 0.924 at 68°F (USCG, 1999)
Boiling Point: 248°F at 760 mmHg (NTP, 1992)
Molecular Weight: 90.12 (NTP, 1992)
Water Solubility: greater than or equal to 100 mg/mL at 66°F (NTP, 1992)

Arcosolv PM  Property
Melting point::    -97 °C
Boiling point::    118-119 °C(lit.)
Density : 0.922 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)
vapor density :    3.12 (vs air)
vapor pressure : 10.9 mm Hg ( 25 °C)
refractive index : n20/D 1.403(lit.)
Flash point::    93 °F
storage temp. :    Store at +2°C to +25°C.
solubility : water: miscible
form : Liquid
pka: 14.49±0.20
color :    Colorless
PH: 4-7 
explosive limit: 1.7-11.5%(V)
Water Solubility :soluble
Sensitive : Hygroscopic
BRN : 1731270
Exposure limits: TLV-TWA 100 ppm (370 mg/m3) (ACGIH); STEL 150 ppm (555 mg/m3) (ACGIH).
Stability:: Stable. 
Highly flammable. 
Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents, acid chlorides, acid anhydrides, water. 

CAS DataBase Reference:    107-98-2(CAS DataBase Reference)
NIST Chemistry Reference: Propan-2-ol, 1-methoxy-(107-98-2)
EPA Substance Registry System:    Propylene glycol 1-methyl ether (107-98-2)
Hazard Codes :    T
Risk Statements : 10-67-61
Safety Statements : 24-26-24/25-45-53
RIDADR : UN 3092 3/PG 3
WGK Germany : 1
RTECS :    UB7700000
Autoignition Temperature: 532 °F
TSCA :    Yes
HazardClass :    3
PackingGroup :    III
HS Code : 29094919
Hazardous Substances Data: 107-98-2(Hazardous Substances Data)

General: After adequate first aid, no further treatment is required unless symptoms reappear.
If you feel unwell, seek medical advice.
Inhalation: If overcome by exposure, remove victim to fresh air immediately. 
Give oxygen or artificial respiration as needed. 
Obtain emergency medical attention. Prompt action is essential.
Eye: Thoroughly flush the eyes with large amounts of clean low-pressure water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. 
If irritation persists, seek medical attention.
Skin: Remove contaminated clothing as needed. 
Wash skin thoroughly with mild soap and water.
Flush with lukewarm water for 15 minutes. 
If sticky, use waterless cleaner first.
Seek medical attention if discomfort persists.

Store only in tightly closed, properly vented containers away from heat, sparks, open flame and strong oxidizing agents. 
Storage under nitrogen atmosphere is recommended to minimize possible formation of highly reactive peroxides. 
Store in properly lined
steel/stainless steel to avoid slight discoloration from mild steel/copper. 
Aluminum (5000 series alloys - U.S. Aluminum Association Standard) showed no corrosion after 30 days.
Some plastics/rubbers are attacked by Glycol Ethers/Ether Esters. 
This product will absorb water if exposed to air.

Description of Arcosolv PM 
Catalogue Number: 116738
Overview: Arcosolv PM  is our low-cost alternative to high-purity qualities. 
Product Information of Arcosolv PM 
CAS number: 107-98-2
EC index number: 603-064-00-3
EC number: 203-539-1
Hill Formula: C₄H₁₀O₂
Chemical formula: CH₃OCH₂CH(OH)CH₃
Molar Mass: 90.12 g/mol
HS Code: 2909 49 80

Physicochemical Information of Arcosolv PM 
Boiling point: 120 °C (1013 mbar)
Density: 0.921 g/cm3 (25 °C)
Explosion limit: 1.7 - 11.5 %(V)
Flash point: 34 °C
Ignition temperature: 287 °C
Melting Point: -96 °C
pH value: 4 - 7 (200 g/l, H₂O, 20 °C)
Vapor pressure: 11.33 hPa (20 °C)
Toxicological Information
LD 50 oral: LD50 Rat > 5000 mg/kg
LD 50 dermal: LD50 Rabbit 11000 mg/kg

Pour several drops of NS 1700 onto an applicator. 
Wipe the applicator onto the glass to cover ½ the panel, in updown or left-right movements, using even pressure across the surface. 
Make sure the coating fully covers the area. 
You may need to wipe back and forth as in a crosshatch pattern to level the coating properly.

CLASS:    Glycol Ethers
APPEARANCE: Colorless liquid
DENSITY: 0.916 g/cm3
ASSAY:    ≥99.5 %
WATER CONTENT:    ≤0.001 %
BOILING POINT:    118 - 119 °C

Product description
Arcosolv PM is a slow evaporating solvent with both ether and ester functional groups. 
Arcosolv PM  is a colorless liquid with a mild odor. Eastman™ PM Acetate is an excellent solvent for many commonly used coating polymers, including cellulose acetate butyrate, nitrocellulose, epoxy resins, acrylic copolymers, and phenoxy resins. 
The combination of slow evaporation rate and good solvent activity makes Eastman™ PM acetate an effective retarder solvent for use in lacquers, thinners, and baking enamels. 
Arcosolv PM  is supplied as a urethane grade solvent.
Aerospace coatings
Architectural coatings
Auto OEM
Auto plastics
Auto refinish
Automotive parts & accessories
Commerical printing inks
General industrial coatings
Industrial cleaners
Industrial maintenance
Janitorial & household cleaners
Molding & trim interior
Packaging inks non food contact
Process solvents
Protective coatings
Road markings
Solvents/stripping agents
Wood coatings

Arcosolv PM also known as methoxy propanol is a glycol commonly used in surface coating formulations. 
Arcosolv PM is a flammable product with a distillation range of 117-125°C and a specific gravity of 0.921. 
Our Arcosolv PM is very pure with less than 0.01 of water content. It is very fast evaporating and has a high water solubility and active solvency. 
Out of all the glycols, Arcosolv PM is the fastest evaporating and offers better viscosity reduction than heavier molecular weight glycol ethres.

Arcosolv PM Uses
Arcosolv PMis widely used in coating and cleaning applications, it offers better viscosity in epoxy and high solids acrylic systems, Arcosolv PM can be used as a coupling agent and solvent for household and industrial cleaners, rust removers and hard surface cleaner. 
Arcosolv PM can also be used in 2-pack epoxies and graffiti removers, and for certain ink and cleaning applications. 
Arcosolv PM is also used as an additive in metal degreasing agents and hydraulic fluids.

Arcosolv PM Hazards
When using Arcosolv PM it is important to be cautious. 
Arcosolv PM is advised to wear safety glasses and use chemical resistant gloves. 
If you need any advice please do not hesitate to contact us as we are happy to help.

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PM (solvent)
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methoxy propanol
CCRIS 8872
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EINECS 215-306-1
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