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Technical Data Sheet
Eastman™ PM Acetate

  • Aerospace coatings
  • Architectural coatings
  • Auto OEM
  • Auto plastics
  • Auto refinish
  • Automotive parts & accessories
  • Commerical printing inks
  • General industrial coatings
  • Industrial maintenance
  • Janitorial & household cleaners
  • Marine
  • Molding & trim interior
  • Packaging inks non food contact
  • Protective coatings
  • Road markings
  • Wood coatings
Key Attributes
  • Excellent solvent activity
  • Non-HAP
  • Non-SARA
  • Readily biodegradable
  • Slow evaporation rate
  • Urethane grade

Product Description
Eastman™ PM Acetate (Propylene Glycol Monomethyl Ether Acetate) is a slow evaporating solvent with both ether and ester functional groups. It 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. It is supplied as a urethane grade solvent.

Typical Properties

PropertyTest MethodTypical Value, Units
     as Acetic Acid 0.02 wt % max.
Assay 99.0 wt % min.
Autoignition TemperatureD 2155354 °C (670 °F)
Blush Resistance 
     @ 80°F (26.7°C) 92 % RH
Boiling Point @ 760 mm Hg 
     Dry Point 150 °C (302 °F)
     Initial 140 °C (284 °F)
     Pt-Co 10 max.
Critical Pressure  29.7 ATM
Critical Temperature 324.7 °C
Critical Volume 421 ml/g·mol
Dilution Ratio 
     Toluene 2.6
     VMP Naphtha 0.8
Electrical Resistance 5 Megohms
Empirical Formula C6H12O3
Evaporation Rate 
     (ether = 1) 30.2
     (n-butyl acetate = 1) 0.39
Expansion Coefficient, per °C 
     @ 20°C 0.00089
Explosive Limits in Air 
     Lower @ 78°C 1.3 Vol %
     Upper @ 139°C 13.1 Vol %
Flash Point 
     Setaflash Closed Cup 45 °C (114 °F)
Freezing Point <-67 °C (<-89 °F)
Hansen Solubility Parameters 
     Hydrogen Bonding 9.8
     Nonpolar 15.5
     Polar 5.5
     Total 19.2
Heat of Combustion -752.6 kcal/g·mol
Heat of Vaporization 9414 cal/g·mol
Liquid Heat Capacity 
     @ 27°C 56.42 cal/(g*mol)(°C)
Liquid Viscosity 
     @ 25°C 1.1 cP (mPa·s)
Maximum Incremental Reactivity (MIR) 1.71
Molecular Weight 132.2
Nitrocellulose Solubility Active
Refractive Index 
     @ 20°C 1.4
     in Water, @ 20°C 20 wt %
     Water in, @ 20°C 5.9 wt %
Specific Gravity 
     @ 20°C/20°C 0.97
Surface Tension 
     @ 20°C 26.4 dynes/cm
Vapor Density 
     (air = 1) 4.6
Vapor Pressure 
     @ 20°C 2.8 mm Hg
     @ 55°C 3 kPa
     @ 20°C 0.97 kg/L (8.06 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 12:53:03 PM