Liquor of Labavius
An archaic common name for both stannic chloride and stannous chloride. The name liquor of Labavious was used prior to the 1800s when chemical compound names were standardized (Schur 1985). Tin chloride salts were used as mordants in dyeing and to weight silks.
S. Schur, "Conservation Terminology: A Review of Past & Current Nomenclature of Materials", Technology and Conservation, 1985.
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- 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