Otherwise known as Tripropylene Methyl Ether: Glycol TPM is mixture of up to eight isomers that results in a low evaporation rate, low viscosity, and powerful solvency.
- Powerful solvency.
- Slow evaporation rate
- High boiling point.
- High flash point.
- Low viscosity.
- Glycol TPM is best used as a solvent for inks in products such as stamp pads and ballpoint pens, because its high polymer solvency prevents the product from drying out too quickly.
- It is also useful as a coupling agent and solvent in paint, varnish, and rust removers.
- Additionally, Glycol TPM can be utilized as an oven cleaner due to its high boiling point and flash point.
- Glycol TPM is further applicable to use along with solid solvent-based coatings.
- Glycol TPM is often used in penetrating oils such as WD-40, because of its low viscosity.
Glycol TPM is a viscous, colorless liquid with a mild odor similar to other ether substances.
Safety and Handling
- Glycol TPM causes mild eye irritation and injury upon ingestion. It can potentially cause drowsiness or dizziness.
- Short exposure through the skin is unlikely to result in harmful absorption.
Glycol TPM can potentially oxidize in air and form explosive peroxides.
- It reacts strongly with some bases, acids, and oxidants. Therefore, Glycol TPM should be stored separately from strong bases, acids, and oxidants.
- Glycol TPM may create flammable or toxic gasses upon contact with alkali metals or nitrides.
- For optimal safety handle Glycol TPM with protective gloves and safety goggles in a well ventilated area with a self-contained breathing apparatus.
|Properties of||Glycol TPM|
|Boiling Point:||468 ° F|
|Melting Point:||-110 ° F|
|Vapor density (air=1):||7.1|
|Solubility in water:||Miscible at 25 ° C|
|Evaporation rate >1(ether=1):||0.0026|
|Surface Tension 22 at 25 C):||30.0|
|Flashpoint (TCC):||250 ° F|
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