Dow's DOWANOL™ product line provides hydrophilic glycol ethers used in a broad range of applications, including coatings, cleaners, and printing inks.

DOWANOL™ PMA Glycol Ether

DOWANOL™ PMA glycol ether is a fast evaporating solvent that has the lowest viscosity of the entire DOWANOL product line. The molecule is capped with an acetate group, which reduces its polarity and viscosity, as well as eliminates the presence of the reactive hydrogen found in other glycol ethers. These features make it an excellent solvent choice for urethanes and other proton-sensitive systems.

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Used In:

  • Solvent-based coatings
  • Solvent-based silk screen printing inks
  • Coating systems where OH reactivity is unwanted (e.g. PU/isocyanate and epoxy)


  • Powerful solvency
  • High dilution ratio
  • Relatively fast evaporation rate
  • Lowest viscosity
  • superb viscosity reduction

Typical Properties

Molecular Weight:  132.2 (G/Mol)

Viscosity:  0.8

Surface Tension:  26.9 (Dynes/Cm Or Mn/M At 25°C)

Specific Heat:  1.85 (J/G/°C, 25°C)

Heat of Vaporization:  296 J/G (At Normal Boiling Point)

Solubility in Water:  G/100 G, 25°C


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