What is the chemical composition of nail polish remover?

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acompanioninthetardis | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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nailpolish remover is usually made of acetone, water, propylene carbonate, dimethyl glutarate, dimethyl succinate, dimethyladipate, glycerin, gelatin, fragrance, denatonium benzoate. (refrence: from the back of my nailpolish remover)

It can also be made of ethyl acetate.

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The chemical formula for nail polish remover (acetone): CH3COCH3

In your nail polish, there are coloured molecules that are attached to resin molecules. Those resin molecules must be dissolved by acetone and no other substance like water, alcohol, or oil.

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