Methoxypropanol, propylene glycol monomethyl ether is a colorless, water-miscible liquid with a mild alcoholic odor and moderate volatility.
Methoxypropanol is used as a solvent for printing inks: it provides good solubility for a wide range of resins, including acrylic, epoxy , alkyd, polyester, nitrocellulose and polyurethane.
A positive property for the formation of a coating is also good bonding ability. Methoxypropanol is a good substitute for E - a number of solvents; especially EM (ethylene glycol methyl ether). By mixing the base solvent and methoxypropanol it can be used to retard the base solvent.
The advantage of using methoxypropanol is low toxicity. Reduced surface tension and good volatility are some of the benefits of using methoxypropanol. These properties allow this substance to be used to dissolve polar and non-polar materials. Combination with other solvents:
Methoxypropanol, as already mentioned above, can be used in combination with other P-series solvents: (glycol ethers) and expands the area their application. Methoxypropanol has a very low primary alcohol content of less than 2%. Primary alcohol is much more active than secondary alcohol. The low primary alcohol content minimizes chemical reactions with the solute.
In addition to the above, methoxypropanol can be used in cleansing, smudging and masking. Methoxypropanol also in agricultural, cosmetic, printing industry as a moderator for printing on fabrics and polymer products with alcohol-based inks.
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