antimony trichloride


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an·ti·mo·ny tri·chlor·ide

a metallic compound that combines with vitamin A to form a blue compound and with β-carotene to form a green one; a method for assay of these substances; also used externally as a caustic.
Synonym(s): antimony chloride
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The antimony trichloride and ferrous chloride remain in solution while sulfur particles go in suspension.
First applied to tents and vehicle coverings during World War II, the fireproofing compound antimony trichloride saved the lives of many American GI's.
Antimony oxide is a very effective flame retardant for vinyl because it works synergistically with chlorine in the resin to form free-radical scavengers of antimony trichlorides and oxychlorides.