White crystalline zirconium salt that is used as a reagent in the preparation of silicone plastics and some water-repellent treatments for textiles. White, water-resistant leathers are produced using zirconium chloride and zirconium sulfate as tanning agents.
Synonyms and Related Terms
Hauser's salt; zirconium sulfate tetrahydrate
Soluble in water slowly decomposing to form 4ZrO2.3SO3.15H20 (Hauser's salt)
|Molecular Weight||mol. wt. = 283.35|
Hazards and Safety
Contact causes irritation to skin, eyes, nose and lungs.
Fisher Scientific: MSDS
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Hermann Kuhn, Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art and Antiquities, Butterworths, London, 1986
- Matt Roberts, Don Etherington, Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: a Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington DC, 1982
- The Merck Index, Martha Windholz (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Rahway NJ, 10th edition, 1983 Comment: entry 10315