A component that bleaches or removes the color form another. In the preparation of glass, decolorants are used to minimize the blue color generated by iron compounds in the sand. Antimony, cerium, and manganese oxides are used as glass decolorants. See also pyrolusite.
Synonyms and Related Terms
decolorant; decolourizer (Br.); decolorante (Esp.); décolorant (Fr.); decolorante (It.); descolorante (Port.); glassmaker's soap