aluminum chloride

a chloride used as a wood preservative or catalyst (Freq. 1)
Syn: ↑aluminium chloride
Hypernyms: ↑chloride

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aluminum chloride,
a colorless or yellowish, crystalline compound used as a deodorant, as a disinfectant, and as a preservative for wood. In its anhydrous form it is used in the catalytic cracking of petroleum. Formula: AlCl3•6H2O

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