Green vitriol

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Common name for iron sulfate used prior to the 1800s when chemical compound names were standardized (Schur 1985).

See ferrous sulfate.

Synonyms and Related Terms

green copperas; iron sulfate; ferrous sulfate

Additional Information

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

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • R. Mayer, The Artist's Handbook of Materials and Techniques, Viking Press, New York, 1981
  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 322

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