ⓘ Propylene glycol methyl ether acetate

                                     

ⓘ Propylene glycol methyl ether acetate

Propylene glycol methyl ether acetate is a P-type glycol ether used in inks, coatings, and cleaners. It is sold by Dow Chemical under the name Dowanol PMA, by Shell Chemical under the name methyl proxitol acetate, and by Eastman under the name PM Acetate.

In the semiconductor industry, PGMEA is a widely used solvent in the first place, to apply the adherents of the surface, such as Bistrimethylsilylamine NBO on silicon wafers. The compound is often the most common airborne molecular contamination AMC in the pure semiconductor, due to its evaporation in the surrounding air.