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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
  
[Union Carbide] A registered trademark for a series of translucent polyethylene glycols and methoxypolyethylene glycols. The water-soluble Carbowax® products are available in a range of viscosities from a honey-like solution to a hard wax-like block. They are used commercially as solvents for [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=dyestuff dyes], [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=natural%20resin natural resins], and [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=protein proteins]. They are also used as plasticizers for [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=casein casein], [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=gelatin gelatin], [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=animal%20glue glue], [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=zein zein], [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=cork cork], and [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=ink inks]. Carbowax® formulations have also been used to slowly replaced water in water-logged wood providing structural support while decreasing wetness. They, however, remain somewhat tacky and can retain dirt that darkens and discolors the artifact.
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[Union Carbide] A registered trademark for a series of translucent polyethylene glycols and methoxypolyethylene glycols. The water-soluble Carbowax® products are available in a range of viscosities from a honey-like solution to a hard wax-like block. They are used commercially as solvents for [[dyestuff|dyes]], [[natural resin|natural resins]], and [[protein|proteins]]. They are also used as plasticizers for [[casein]], [[gelatin]], [[animal glue|glue]], [[zein]], [[cork]], and [[ink|inks]]. Carbowax® formulations have also been used to slowly replaced water in water-logged wood providing structural support while decreasing wetness. They, however, remain somewhat tacky and can retain dirt that darkens and discolors the artifact.
  
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
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Dow Chemical: [http://www.dow.com/polyglycols/carbowax/ Website]
 
Dow Chemical: [http://www.dow.com/polyglycols/carbowax/ Website]
  
== Authority ==
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== Sources Checked for Data in Record ==
  
 
* Richard S. Lewis, ''Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary'', Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
 
* Richard S. Lewis, ''Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary'', Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993

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Description

[Union Carbide] A registered trademark for a series of translucent polyethylene glycols and methoxypolyethylene glycols. The water-soluble Carbowax® products are available in a range of viscosities from a honey-like solution to a hard wax-like block. They are used commercially as solvents for dyes, natural resins, and proteins. They are also used as plasticizers for casein, gelatin, glue, zein, cork, and inks. Carbowax® formulations have also been used to slowly replaced water in water-logged wood providing structural support while decreasing wetness. They, however, remain somewhat tacky and can retain dirt that darkens and discolors the artifact.

Synonyms and Related Terms

PEG; polyethylene glycol; methoxypolyethylene glycol; polietilenglicol (Esp.): metoxipolietilenglicol (Esp.)

FTIR

AaiCARBOWAX.jpg


Other Properties

Soluble in water.

CAS 25322-68-3

Hazards and Safety

Potential skin irritant. Combustible. Flash point: 182 - 287 C

Mallinckrodt Baker: MSDS

Additional Information

Dow Chemical: Website

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • Marie Svoboda, Conservation Survey Index, unpublished, 1997

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