Liquor of Labavius

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An archaic common name for both Stannic chloride and Stannous chloride. The name liquor of Labavious was used prior to the 1800s when chemical compound names were standardized (Schur 1985). Tin chloride salts were used as mordants in dyeing and to weight silks.

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

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