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This specification covers dipropylene glycol monomethyl ether (DPM). Dipropylene glycol monomethyl ether shall conform to the requirements specified for the following: (1) assay content, (2) distillation range defined by the initial boiling point and dry point, (3) apparent specific gravity, (4) platinum-cobalt scale color, (5) water content, and (6) acidity (free acid as acetic acid). The sampling and test methods to determine conformance to the specified properties are given.
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1.1 This specification covers dipropylene glycol monomethyl ether (DPM).
Note 1: Dipropylene glycol monomethyl ether (DPM) is a mixture of isomers, the predominant isomer being 1-(2-methoxy-1-methylethoxy)-2-propanol.
1.2 The following applies to all specified limits in this standard; for purposes of determining conformance with this standard, an observed value or a calculated value shall be rounded off “to the nearest unit” in the last right-hand digit used in expressing the specification limit, in accordance with the rounding-off method of Practice .
1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.
1.4 For specific hazard information and guidance, consult the supplier’s Safety Data Sheet for materials listed in this standard.
1.5 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D268 Guide for Sampling and Testing Volatile Solvents and Chemical Intermediates for Use in Paint and Related Coatings and Material
D891 Test Methods for Specific Gravity, Apparent, of Liquid Industrial Chemicals
D1078 Test Method for Distillation Range of Volatile Organic Liquids
D1209 Test Method for Color of Clear Liquids (Platinum-Cobalt Scale)
D1364 Test Method for Water in Volatile Solvents (Karl Fischer Reagent Titration Method)
D1613 Test Method for Acidity in Volatile Solvents and Chemical Intermediates Used in Paint, Varnish, Lacquer, and Related Products
D4052 Test Method for Density, Relative Density, and API Gravity of Liquids by Digital Density Meter
D4773 Test Method for Purity of Propylene Glycol Monomethyl Ether, Dipropylene Glycol Monomethyl Ether, and Propylene Glycol Monomethyl Ether Acetate
D5386 Test Method for Color of Liquids Using Tristimulus Colorimetry
E29 Practice for Using Significant Digits in Test Data to Determine Conformance with Specifications
E300 Practice for Sampling Industrial Chemicals
ICS Number Code 71.080.60 (Alcohols. Ethers)
UNSPSC Code 12352112(Ethers or its substitutes)
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ASTM D4836-09(2017), Standard Specification for Dipropylene Glycol Monomethyl Ether, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2017, www.astm.orgBack to Top