Bolognian phosphorus

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Common name for Barium sulfide used prior to the 1800s when chemical compound names were standardized (Schur 1985). The gray or green material was also called lapis solis and sulphuret of barium.

Synonyms and Related Terms

barium sulfide; lapis solis; sulphuret of barium

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