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Final Nail Polish Remover (Chemical breakdown)

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Alisha Dar

on 7 October 2015

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Transcript of Final Nail Polish Remover (Chemical breakdown)

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 is made up of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen combined.
Chemicals in nail polish remover
(carbon, hydrogen, oxygen)
Ethyl Acetate
- colorless, flammable liquid
Butyl Acetate
- production of lacquers
Aloe Vera
- protects and conditions the nails
- helps nails and skin from drying out
Cetyl Acetate
- skin conditioning agent and emollient
- chemical compound with 5 membered lactam
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.



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.
is a film-forming polymer that is the main ingredient in most nail polishes.
FOund in regular nail polish
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
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

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
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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