Glycol TPM

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.

Physical Characteristics

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
Specific Gravity: 0.965
Evaporation rate >1(ether=1): 0.0026
Surface Tension 22 at 25 C): 30.0
Flashpoint (TCC): 250 ° F
VOC Content: 100%
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