Luna cornea

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Description

Common name for silver chloride used prior to the 1800s when chemical compound names were standardized (Schur 1985). It was also called muriate of silver.

Synonyms and Related Terms

silver chloride; muriate of silver; horn silver; ceragyrite; lunar cornea

Additional Information

S. Schur, "Conservation Terminology: A Review of Past & Current Nomenclature of Materials", Technology and Conservation, 1985.

Authority

  • Susan E. Schur, Conservation Terminology: A review of Past & Current Nomenclature of Materials, Technology and Conservation, Spring (p.34-39); Summer (p.35-38); Fall (p.25-36), 1985

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