Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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diethylene glycol

A colorless and almost odorless chemical (C 4 H 10 O 3 ), miscible with water, alcohol, and chloroform, but insoluble in benzene and carbon tetrachloride. It is a solvent for cellulose nitrate, but not for the acetate. It is used as a softening agent for textile fibers, as a moistening agent for glues and paper, as a solvent for certain dyes, and as a plasticizer in some leather finishes.




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