Calcium aluminate

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A refractory powder used in aluminum containing cements.

Synonyms and Related Terms

cement fondu; tricalcium aluminate


Physical and Chemical Properties

Soluble in acids.

Composition 3CaO-Al2O3
Density 3.038 g/ml
Refractive Index 1.710

Resources and Citations

  • Thomas Gregory, The Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Reinhold Publishing, New York, 3rd ed., 1942
  • 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
  • CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, Robert Weast (ed.), CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, v. 61, 1980 Comment: ref. index=1.710