a compound that in the form of its normal salt, Al(C 2 H 3 O 2) 3 , obtained as a white, water-soluble, amorphous powder, is used chiefly in medicine as an astringent and as an antiseptic, and in the form of its basic salt, Al(C 2 H 3 O 2) 2 OH, obtained as a white, crystalline, water-insoluble powder, is used chiefly in the textile industry as a waterproofing agent, as a fireproofing agent, and as a mordant.
- Aluminum ammonium sulfate
a crystalline solid, AlNH 4 (SO 4) 2 ⋅12H 2 O, used chiefly as a size in the manufacture of paper; alum.
- Aluminum book
aluminum book publication [“Common LISP: The Language, 2nd Edition”, Guy L. Steele Jr., Digital Press 1990, ISBN 1-55558-041-6]. Due to a technical screwup some printings of the second edition are actually what the author calls “yucky green”. On-line version (http://cs.cmu.edu/Groups/AI/html/cltl/cltl2.html). See also book titles. [Jargon File] (1997-06-25)
- Aluminum borate
a white, granular, water-insoluble powder, 2Al 2 O 3 ⋅B 2 O 3 ⋅3H 2 O, used chiefly in the manufacture of crown glass.
- Aluminum borohydride
a volatile liquid, Al(BH 4) 3 , that ignites spontaneously in air and reacts vigorously with water to form hydrogen, used chiefly in organic synthesis.