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A solvent mixture proposed in the 1930s for removing varnish. MI2 is composed of toluene (70%), ethyl alcohol (10%), ethylene dichloride (10%), Cellosolve® (5%) and Cellosolve® Acetate (5%).

Additional Information

R.J.Gettens, "Polymerized vinyl acetate and related compounds in the restoration of objects of art" Technical Studies in the Field of Fine Arts 4(1):15-27, 1935.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • External source or communication Comment: Recipe confirmed in Worcester Art Museum files
  • Teri Hensick, contributed information, 1998 Comment: Provided citation and recipe

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