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Technical Data Sheet
Eastman™ PM Solvent

  • Architectural coatings
  • Auto OEM
  • Auto refinish
  • Automotive
  • Commerical printing inks
  • General industrial coatings
  • Graphic arts
  • Janitorial & household cleaners
  • Marine
  • Paints & coatings
  • Protective coatings
  • Wood coatings
Key Attributes
  • 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

Product Description

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.

Typical Properties

PropertyTypical Value, Units
     as Acetic Acid0.01 wt % max.
Assay99.0 wt % min.
Autoignition Temperature277 °C (530 °F)
Blush Resistance 
     @ 80°F (26.7°C)56 % RH
Boiling Point @ 760 mm Hg 
     Initial121 °C (248 °F)
     Pt-Co10 max.
Critical Pressure 42.8 ATM
Critical Temperature279.7 °C
Critical Volume291.5 ml/g·mol
Dilution Ratio 
     VMP Naphtha0.9
Electrical Resistance0.4 Megohms
Empirical FormulaC4H10O2
Evaporation Rate 
     (ether = 1)17.3
     (n-butyl acetate = 1)0.7
Expansion Coefficient, per °C 
     @ 20°C0.00122
Flash Point 
     Tag Closed Cup33 °C (91 °F)
Freezing Point-95 °C (-139 °F)
Hansen Solubility Parameters 
     Hydrogen Bonding5.7
Heat of Combustion-556.3 kcal/g·mol
Heat of Vaporization10937 cal/g·mol
Liquid Heat Capacity 
     @ 25°C47.69 cal/(g*mol)(°C)
Liquid Viscosity 
     @ 20°C1.9 cP (mPa·s)
Maximum Incremental Reactivity (MIR)2.62
Molecular Weight90.1
Nitrocellulose SolubilityActive
Refractive Index 
     @ 20°C1.4036
     in Water, @ 20°CComplete
     Water in, @ 20°CComplete
Specific Gravity 
     @ 20°C/20°C0.923
Surface Tension 
     @ 25°C28.3 dynes/cm
TLV PPM 1998100
Vapor Density 
     (air = 1)3.1
Vapor Pressure 
     @ 20°C8 mm Hg
     @ 55°C8.1 kPa
     @ 20°C1.9 cP
     @ 20°C0.92 kg/L (7.69 lb/gal)

Properties reported here are typical of average lots. Eastman makes no representation that the material in any particular shipment will conform exactly to the values given.

Eastman and its marketing affiliates shall not be responsible for the use of this information, or of any product, method, or apparatus mentioned, and you must make your own determination of its suitability and completeness for your own use, for the protection of the environment, and for the health and safety of your employees and purchasers of your products. No warranty is made of the merchantability of fitness of any product, and nothing herein waives any of the Seller's conditions of sale.

10/13/2023 12:51:55 PM