A common name for a commercial volatile Solvent or solvent mixture capable of solubilizing synthetic lacquers such as Cellulose nitrate. When the lacquer solvent evaporates, it deposits the resin as a thin cohesive film. Some lacquer solvents are Acetone, Ethyl acetate, ethanol, Methanol, Toluene, xylene, and Butyl acetate.
Synonyms and Related Terms
- Most are flammable with explosive potential.
- JMN Specialties: SDS
Resources and Citations
- Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)