Antichlor agent

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A chemical that reacts with, and thus neutralizes, any free chlorine or hypochlorite. Antichlor agents, such as Sodium sulfite, Sodium thiosulfate, and Sodium borohydride, are generally added to pulp stock following bleaching rinses to eliminate residual chlorine ions.

Synonyms and Related Terms

anti-chlor agent; bleach eliminator; sodium borohydride; sodium sulfite; sodium formaldehydesulfoxylate; sodium thiosulfate; sodium dithionite

Resources and Citations

  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • Hoechst Celanese Corporation, Dictionary of Fiber & Textile Technology (older version called Man-made Fiber and Textile Dictionary, 1965), Hoechst Celanese Corporation, Charlotte NC, 1990
  • Matt Roberts, Don Etherington, Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: a Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington DC, 1982
  • Book and Paper Group, Paper Conservation Catalog, AIC, 1984, 1989
  • The Dictionary of Paper, American Paper Institute, New York, Fourth Edition, 1980
  • E.J.LaBarre, Dictionary and Encyclopedia of Paper and Paper-making, Swets & Zeitlinger, Amsterdam, 1969