What kind of solvent would you use to remove an oil based stain?

I need help for a chemistry lab report and I tried to look it up but nothing seems to be helping me

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    $\begingroup$ My suggestion would be to look for dry-cleaning solvents... $\endgroup$ – Geoff Hutchison May 14 '15 at 20:46
  • $\begingroup$ I use lipase to do the job $\endgroup$ – Simon-Nail-It May 15 '15 at 14:52

Depending on where you live different dry-cleaning solvents are indeed the best choice. Perchloroethylene $\ce{Cl2C=CCl2}$ is probably still the easiest one to get.


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