Zinc fluorosilicate

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White, hexahydrate crystalline material used to fix acid dyes, as a mothproofing agent, and a hardener for concrete.

Synonyms and Related Terms

zinc fluosilicate; zinc silicofluoride; zinc hexafluorosilicate


Physical and Chemical Properties

Soluble in water.

Composition ZnSiF6.6H2O
Density 2.104 g/ml
Refractive Index 1.3824, 1.3956

Resources and Citations

  • Hermann Kuhn, Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art and Antiquities, Butterworths, London, 1986
  • CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, Robert Weast (ed.), CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, v. 61, 1980 Comment: ref. index = 1.3824, 1.3956

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