Standard Active Last Updated: Dec 14, 2017
ASTM D4836-09(2017)

Standard Specification for Dipropylene Glycol Monomethyl Ether


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.


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 E29.

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.

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Book of Standards Volume: 06.04
Developed by Subcommittee: D01.35
Pages: 2
DOI: 10.1520/D4836-09R17
ICS Code: 71.080.60