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

DOWANOL™ PnP Glycol Ether

DOWANOL™ PnP glycol ether offers an excellent balance between hydrophilic and hydrophobic properties, and is our most hydrophobic glycol ether that still maintains complete water solubility. DOWANOL™ PnP is primarily used in cleaning products, where its fast evaporation rate and excellent ability to solubilize organic soils makes it useful in a wide variety of formulation systems.

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Used In:

  • Household and industrial cleaners, grease and paint removers, metal cleaners, and hard surface cleaners
  • Water-based latex coatings
  • Water-reducible aerosol paint formulations


  • Colorless
  • Low odor
  • Completely water soluble
  • Excellent balance of aqueous and organic solubility
  • Good chemical stability

Typical Properties

Molecular Weight:  118.2 (G/Mol)

Viscosity:  4.4

Surface Tension:  25.4 (Dynes/Cm Or Mn/M At 25°C)

Specific Heat:  1.98 (J/G/°C, 25°C)

Heat of Vaporization:  369 J/G (At Normal Boiling Point)

Solubility in Water:  G/100 G, 25°C


  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • North America