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Final Nail Polish Remover (Chemical breakdown)

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How does it break
down the nail polish?
Nail polish remover contains a solvent (like acetone) that works by dissolving the hard film that’s left on your nails by the ingredients in the polish.
Nail polishes contain ingredients like:
resins, plasticizers, film formersand color pigments.
Main Chemical:
Acetone
Acetone is made up of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen combined.
Chemicals in nail polish remover
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Acetone
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(carbon, hydrogen, oxygen)
C3H6O
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Ethyl Acetate
- colorless, flammable liquid
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Butyl Acetate
- production of lacquers
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Aloe Vera
- protects and conditions the nails
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Glycerin
- helps nails and skin from drying out
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Cetyl Acetate
- skin conditioning agent and emollient
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Petroleum
- chemical compound with 5 membered lactam
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Phthalic Anhydride
- made from crystalline
People us it everyday. They usually just rub the remover on the desired place containing nail polish to remove the stain.
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Nail polish remover
is an organic solvent used to remove nail polish from the nails.
What Is It?
People often use it as an everyday necessity.
It is a colorless, volatile, flammable liquid, and is the simplest ketone.
How Is nail polish remover used?
Non-Acetone Removers
Yes, some removers do not contain acetone!
These are usually harder to use than normal acetone removers.
The key active ingredient in non-acetone removers is usually
ethyl acetate.
Nitrocellulose
is a film-forming polymer that is the main ingredient in most nail polishes.
FOund in regular nail polish
Bibliography:
The Chemistry of Nail Polish Remover - www.ChemistryIsLife.com. (n.d.). Retrieved May 20, 2015, from http://www.chemistryislife.com/the-chemistry-of-nail-polish-remover
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Definitions
Oxygen
Hydrogen 6
Carbon 3
Nail polish can be removed with nail pads or nail polish remover.
It is an organic solvent, but may also include
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oils
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scents
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coloring

packages may include individual felt pads soaked in remover. Some removers are a bottle of liquid remover that can be used with a cotton ball or cotton pad. Others can be containers filled with foam that can be used by inserting a finger into the container and twisting until the polish comes off.
Ethyl Acetate
a colorless, volatile liquid with a fruity smell, used as a plastics solvent and in flavorings and perfumes.
formula: CH₃-COO-CH₂-CH₃, simplified to C₄H₈O₂.
Nail polish Remover breaks down the nitrocellulose
Nitrocellulose
Tox Town - Acetone - Toxic chemicals and environmental health risks where you live and work - Text Version (Tox Town - Acetone - Toxic chemicals and environmental health risks where you live and work - Text Version)http://toxtown.nlm.nih.gov/text_version/chemicals.php?id=1
Ethyl Acetate (Ethyl Acetate) http://www.chm.bris.ac.uk/motm/ethylacetate/ethylv.htm
To Acetone Or Not? The Healthiest Way To Remove Nail Polish
By: Romanowski, Shannon.http://www.self.com/flash/nutritionnews/2012/03/to-acetone-or-not-the-healthie/
Nail polish (Wikipedia)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nail_polish
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