Glycol DPM or Dipropylene Glycol Methyl Ether is a solvent that is utilized in several household pesticides.
Glycol DPM is a strong cleaning agent with a high boiling point.
These qualities help to make Glycol DPM an effective ingredient in pesticides.
Glycol DPM is hydrophilic in nature, which means that it is very soluble with water.
This trait allows it to mix easily with water, and to be an effective ingredient in water-reducible coatings in which water comprises 80% of the product.
Pesticides with Glycol DPM
Brand-name pesticides that utilize dipropylene glycol methyl ether include:
- DOALL S.O.C. SOLUBLE OIL CONDITIONER
- GAX-15 MICROBICIDE
- TY-LON 27 BACTERIOSTAT & ALGAECIDE
- DEARCIDE 712
These products all feature Glycol DPM, but they each have different ingredients.
They all have different levels of toxicity and individual safety measures that should be followed.
Glycol DPM is the second most used ingredient in DOALL S.O.C. Soluble Oil Conditioner next to 2,4,5-Trichlorophenol sodium salt.
Trichlorophenol sodium salt is a possible carcinogen, but Glycol DPM is not nearly as toxic.
DEARCIDE 712, GAX-15 Microbicide, and TY-LON 27 Bacteriostat and Algaecide are all toxic substances.
The least toxic of these are GAX-15 Microbicide and DOALL S.O.C. Soluble Oil Conditioner with toxicity levels of 1 that indicate caution should be taken.
TY-LON 27 Bacteriostat & Algaecide, and DEARCIDE 712 are the most toxic with toxicity levels of 3 which indicate that these products are dangerous.
Safety and Handling
When using any pesticide containing Glycol DPM there are proper precautions that should be taken to ensure optimal safety.
- Glycol DPM is highly flammable.
- Products containing Glycol DPM should be left away from ignition sources.
- Glycol DPM should be used only in a well-ventilated area.
- May cause skin irritation.
- Causes eye irritation.
- Harmful upon inhalation.
- Utilize protective eyewear, gloves, and other equipment if using Glycol DPM in an industrial setting.
- May cause dizziness or drowsiness.
Other Common Applications
Glycol DPM is often utilized as a solvent for industrial or laboratory purposes.
It is useful as a water-reducible solvent due to its hydrophilic nature.
Glycol DPM is often applied as an industrial cleaner, much like Ecolink’s similar product Glycol TPM or Tripropylene Glycol Methyl Ether.
Glycol DPM is a solvent with an intermediate evaporation rate, which means that it does not dry too fast or too slow.
This quality enables it to be used in a wider variety of applications than some other glycol ethers.
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