Methoxypropanol (also known as monomethyl ether of propylene glycol , 1-metoxy- 2-propanol , PM or PGME ) is a transparent liquid, which is water-soluble and highly flammable.
Method of obtaining:
Methoxypropanol is produced in the reaction of 1,2 -epoxy propane and methanol, in the presence of a catalyst, and then by distillation.
Methoxypropanol is mainly used in producing propylene glycol acetate (also known as PMA), paints, varnishes, printing inks, synthetic resins and rubber cement. It is also used as a cleaning agent in the LCD and electronic industry.
Storage and transport
Methoxypropanol is extremely flammable and must hence be stored in a cool, dry and well-ventilated place away from any ignition sources. For transport purposes, methoxypropanol is classified as ADR class 3.