Emetic tartar

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Common name for antimony potassium tartrate prior to the 1800s when chemical compound names were standardized (Schur 1985). It was also called antimoniated tartrate of potass during this time period.

Synonyms and Related Terms

antimony potassium tartrate; potassium antimonyal tartrate; antimoniated tartrate of potass

Physical and Chemical Properties

Soluble in water

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