Alternative Names: MDP, DPM, Dipropylene glycol methyl ether, DPGME, Dipropylene glycol monomethyl ether, Methoxy Propoxy Propanol
CAS Number: 34590-94-8
EC Number: 252-104-2
Dimethoxy propanol (also known as Dipropylene glycol monomethyl ether) is a propylene oxide-based glycol ether with the formula C7H16O3. It is a clear, colourless, viscous liquid which has a slight ether odour.
Dimethoxy propanol is completely soluble in water and is miscible with a number of organic solvents, for example, ethanol, carbon tetrachloride, benzene, petroleum ether and monochlorobenzene. It is also practically non-toxic and hygroscopic. These properties make it extremely suitable for both household, commercial and industrial use.
MDP is also widely used as a solvent in the production of coatings, including automotive and industrial coatings. It is an effective solvent for a wide range of resins, including acrylics, epoxies, and polyesters. It improves the flow and levelling properties of coatings, which enhances their appearance and performance. It also enhances the adhesion of coatings to substrates, improving their durability and resistance to abrasion, corrosion, and weathering.