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White, crystalline powder originally named after the 16th century Italian physician, Vittorio Algaroth (Schur 1985). Antimony oxychloride is used for flameproofing textiles.
Synonyms and Related Terms
antimony chloride oxide; basic antimony chloride; powder of Algaroth; Mercurius vitae
- American Elements: SDS
Physical and Chemical Properties
Soluble in acid, carbon disulfide and alkali. Insoluble in ethanol, ether. Hydrolyzed in water to Sb2O3.
|Molecular Weight||mol. wt. = 173.21|
Resources and Citations
- 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
- The Merck Index, Martha Windholz (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Rahway NJ, 10th edition, 1983 Comment: entry 734