a crystalline, water-insoluble powder, Al(OH) 3 or Al 2 O 3 ⋅3H 2 O, obtained chiefly from bauxite: used in the manufacture of glass, ceramics, and printing inks, in dyeing, and in medicine as an antacid and in the treatment of ulcers.
From a dilute solution of alum, aluminum hydroxide is absorbed by the hair, the potassium sulphate remaining in solution.
Principles and Practice of Fur Dressing and Fur Dyeing William E. Austin
- Aluminum monostearate
a white, water-insoluble powder, Al(OH) 2 C 18 H 35 O 2 , used as a drier in paints and as a thickener in lubricating oils.
- Aluminum nitrate
a white, crystalline, water-soluble solid, Al(NO 3) 3 ⋅9H 2 O, used chiefly as a mordant in dyeing cotton.
- Aluminum oxide
. the natural or synthetic oxide of aluminum, Al 2 O 3 , occurring in nature in a pure crystal form as corundum. Historical Examples Earlier in this chapter I said that the slag, or aluminum oxide, from the thermit process was an almost useless product. The Boy’s Book of New Inventions Harry E. Maule […]
- Aluminum plant
a glossy green- or silver-leaved herb, Pilea cadierei, often grown as a houseplant.