A hard durable cement. Oxychloride cement is made from a mixture of magnesium chloride and magnesium oxide in water. Extenders such as sawdust, sand, stone, or chalk may be added. Oxychloride cement was patented by M. Sorel, a French chemist in the 1870s. It is called a hydraulic cement because it will harden even when it is under water.
Synonyms and Related Terms
oxychloric cement (AAT); magnesium oxychloride; Sorel cement; hydraulic cement; magnesia cement
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