This chemical is a variation of the standard substance Dowanol. It is produced by the Dow Chemical Company. Like all forms of Dowanol, DPM is highly soluble in water. It is a clear, colorless liquid that emits a mild ether odor. It is mostly stable, although it is flammable and will evaporate in the air. DPM is slower at evaporation than standard Dowanol, which makes it an ideal coupling agent.
Dowanol DPM is used primarily as an industrial cleaning solvent and a coalescing agent. It can be found in a variety of cleaners and coatings, including those used to make and treat latex. This chemical can be employed in various silkscreen applications as it can work well with dyes and inks.
Due to its flammability, this substance should be stored in a cool, dry area. Gloves and goggles should be worn to protect against mild irritation on the skin and eyes. Since Dowanol DPM will evaporate in the air, it should be stored in an airtight container.